New muscle building food discovered (sort of)…

New muscle building food!

Building muscle doesn’t get any easier than this…

 

In a recent study, researchers at the University of Iowa identified a substance found in apple peels that appears to reduce muscle atrophy, promote muscle growth and fat loss and even lower blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

 

A waxy substance in apple peel, called ursolic acid, might help humans suffering from the muscle wasting that can accompany disease, illness and aging.

 

The apple peel compound works to build muscle and protect from muscle atrophy “by helping two hormones that build muscle: insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) and insulin.”

 

The study was conducted using mice. The mice were fasting to simulate what happens to humans during prolonged illness that leads to muscle weakness and longer hospitalization times from debilitation.

 

Natural compound in apples changes gene expression to promote muscle building

 

The research team isolated 63 genes that change in a fasting state in mice and in humans, and another 29 that change expression in the presence of spinal cord injury and during fasting.

 

Dr. Christopher Adams, endocrinologist and senior author of the study, said ursolic acid is an “interesting compound”. An apple a day changed gene expression in the mice to promote strong muscles, opposing the pattern that causes muscle wasting.

 

“We know if you eat a balanced diet like mom told us to eat you get this material,” Adams said. “People who eat junk food don’t get this.”

 

It’s not clear if the same results will be found in humans, but if so, the compound could be developed to protect patients with chronic illness from debilitation that comes from muscle atrophy during prolonged illness, immobility and inability to eat.

 

I promptly ate an apple right after reading this!

 

 

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Bruce – who has written posts on Cutting edge muscle building and fat loss secrets.
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