It should be understood that training stimulates muscle growth. However, training and growth can only occur with proper nutrition. Nutrition is just as important as is the exercise aspect in reaching your goals. There are the basic nutrients; protein, carbohydrates and fats. Furthermore, a careful examination must also be made of vitamins, fiber, water and minerals. The 5 basic food groups are; Bread-Cereals, Protein, Vegetable-Fruit, Fats and Dairy products. You must be sure to have a combination of these areas to form a balanced diet!