Muscles develop from training and exercise. A certain amount
of protein is needed to help build the muscles but a nutritious,
balanced diet that includes two or three servings from the
meat/bean/egg group (6-7 ounces total) and two to three
servings of dairy daily will supply all of the protein that
the muscles need.
servings of protein in foods or protein supplements do not
assist in muscle development. Unlike carbohydrates, protein
cannot be stored in the body and any excess will be burned
for energy or stored as body fat.