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Higher Metabolism, Nutrient Absorption?

Kind of a newbie question.

Training and getting bigger upgrades one’s metabolism and daily nutritional needs. But does it also accelerate nutrients absorption?

being in better cardiovascular shape will improve your body’s ability to shuttle nutrients through the body and into cells

For the most part, nutrient absorption isn’t a limiting factor.

If you don’t believe me, just go to WalMart and see all the obese people walking around. These people obviously don’t have any problems absorbing nutrients.

Working out does seem to help with nutrient partitioning to an extent, however. Meaning that it makes the body slightly less likely to store carbohydrates as fat. Your diet plays a much greater role in this, though.