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    5-a-Day Fruit and Veg

    Does five fruit and veg a day supplement bodybuilding or more so of a healthy living benefit?

    I find consuming five fruit and veg a day difficult, but could you also benefit from the shakes containing these?

    If it does suplement bodybuilding, then in what sense?

    Thanks for any upcoming responses, Sohoguy.

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    That's general nutrition advice and your exact needs may vary. Your body requires micronutrients to function not just macronutrients. And being healthy is a requirement for your goal of building muscle. It's also a good source of fiber.
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    Like POB said, the fiber is a good thing for over all health. But don't think all fruits have a good amount of fiber; do your research. Shooting for a total of 25 grams of fiber with 6 grams from soluble fiber is good. One good source that is often overlooked; popcorn. Now the butter laden popcorn may do more harm than good if you're factoring in the fats with your macros.
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    Health reasons, mostly getting the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, polyphenols, soluble and non-soluble fiber, anti-oxidants and such.

    It does make sense as these foods (depending on which ones) have some of the lowest glycemic index of any foods.

    I find it hard getting that much too but today, I packed one apple, one orange, and one tomato for my lunch along with 2 chicken breasts that I divide all that into 4 meals, during work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwankyRon View Post
    Health reasons, mostly getting the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, polyphenols, soluble and non-soluble fiber, anti-oxidants and such.

    It does make sense as these foods (depending on which ones) have some of the lowest glycemic index of any foods.

    I find it hard getting that much too but today, I packed one apple, one orange, and one tomato for my lunch along with 2 chicken breasts that I divide all that into 4 meals, during work.
    Referencing the glycemic index will get you banned up in here lol
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    I try to. Hard to build muscle if you get cancer. I focus mostly on berries of many varieties and then the powerful veggies (garlic, onions, broccoli, kale, asparagus, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwankyRon View Post
    Health reasons, mostly getting the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, polyphenols, soluble and non-soluble fiber, anti-oxidants and such.

    It does make sense as these foods (depending on which ones) have some of the lowest glycemic index of any foods.

    I find it hard getting that much too but today, I packed one apple, one orange, and one tomato for my lunch along with 2 chicken breasts that I divide all that into 4 meals, during work.
    you get 4 meals out of 3 peices of fruit and 2 chicken breast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwankyRon View Post
    Health reasons, mostly getting the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, polyphenols, soluble and non-soluble fiber, anti-oxidants and such.

    It does make sense as these foods (depending on which ones) have some of the lowest glycemic index of any foods.

    I find it hard getting that much too but today, I packed one apple, one orange, and one tomato for my lunch along with 2 chicken breasts that I divide all that into 4 meals, during work.
    How tall / heavy are ye, Mate? Thats not a lot of food at all, even for just a single meal - let alone four. Unless yer trolling, in which case well played.
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    I read it as 4 meals while a work.. so maybe that doesn’t include breakfast and dinner..

    however yea how big are ya brother? I’m pretty small compared to a lot of these guys and I put down more than that.
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    Avocado, Bell Pepper, Mushrooms,

    The avocado good fat, dietary fiber, great to thicken shakes. I have at least 2 of these a day


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