water or whole milk PO for ideal carb/protein ratio?

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by DeMello, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. DeMello

    DeMello New Member

    would it be better to take in 67g pro and 113g carbs
    or 52g pro and 89g carbs?

    im 5 '7, 162LBs and at 6% Body fat, looking to put on as much mass as possible

  2. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    I would recommend milk over water for a couple reasons. If you are trying to put on muscle then the extra calories and protein obviously would be a help but beyond that, calcium is important in muscle building and milk is the best overall way to get calcium.
  3. DeMello

    DeMello New Member

    exactly why ive started drinking whole milk with meals now instead of water, since im trying to bulk up! thanks
  4. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Just remember - one of the reasons why people have noticed throughout the years that milk is so great when building muscle is due to the importance of calcium (often overlooked) in the process of building muscle. Do some reading on it some time and you will see what I am talking about. Also, milk just happens to have an awesome blend of whey and casein proteins so it is almost ideal for post workout nutrition.
  5. DeMello

    DeMello New Member

    knew all that except didnt think about the benefits of calcium

    thanks again
  6. TunnelRat

    TunnelRat Active Member

    Rather than choose simply between water and whole milk, you also may want to consider skim milk. Skim offers the same protein, carbs, and calcium of whole milk, but without the extra fat.

    Skim milk offers 10 calories per gram of protein, which is about ideal for weight maintenance.
  7. DeMello

    DeMello New Member

    trying to take in as many calories as possible throughout day tho!
  8. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah when cutting I like to go to skim or 1/2% milk personally.

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