Five of the best muscle building foods possible
Ever since Arnold Schwarzenegger burst his way onto TV and movie screens in the late 70’s, it’s probably safe to say that bodybuilding and weight training has been steadily becoming more and more popular with each passing day. Bodybuilding and weight training has been practiced for centuries upon centuries, but until not too long ago, bodybuilders were considered freaks of nature, almost non-human by some people. As time went by and the world began seeing larger than life characters, including Arnold, they began to not only accept bodybuilding, they actually began embracing it and began striving to attain physical perfection when it came to their own bodies. Fast forward to the present day, and there are currently more people following bodybuilding type workout routines than ever before. Building muscle is about much more than just lifting weights, it’s actually a combination of around 30% training, and 70% nutrition. In basic terms, if your diet and nutrition isn’t on point, you won’t make the progress you should be. Here’s a look at five of the best muscle building foods possible.
Lean beef – Some people say that red meat is unhealthy and that it’s bad for you, when in actual fact it’s quite the opposite. Red meat is packed full of vitamins, proteins, and minerals that the body absolutely thrives upon. A few of the minerals most beneficial that are found in red meat include zinc, calcium, and iron. It is also a fantastic source of protein, and if you choose lean cuts, the calorie content will also be low as well.
Oatmeal – Oatmeal is a bodybuilder’s best friend, and for good reason too. Although it contains little carbohydrates, the reason why oatmeal is so beneficial is because it too contains b vitamins and minerals, and it’s a great source of slow releasing carbohydrates. This means that for the next few hours, you get a steady release of nutrients and energy into your body, which in turn will keep the metabolism running effectively, and will fuel your workouts too.
Skinless chicken breasts – Although many bodybuilders are probably sick of the sight of chicken breasts, they still consume it because it is so hugely beneficial for them. It is a great source of protein, and is incredibly lean and low in fat and calories. It’s also versatile and easy to prepare.
Cottage cheese – Cottage cheese is actually a form of casein protein, which is slow digesting and is hugely beneficial from a health and bodybuilding standpoint. If you have to go long periods without eating, when you go to bed, long trips, long days at work etc, casein protein is ideal as you get a steady release of proteins into the body for a number of hours. For the ultimate late night snack to cure your sweet cravings, combine a scoop of whey protein powder with a bowl of cottage cheese, blend well, and enjoy.
Eggs – Eggs are a staple part of many bodybuilders’ breakfasts, and for good reason too. Forget about all of that nonsense about eggs being high in cholesterol because it’s simply not true. In order for eggs to pose any risk of increasing a person’s “bad” cholesterol levels, they would need to be consuming over 30 whole eggs, yolks included, per day. Eggs are a great source of protein, they’re naturally low in calories, and they’re also packed full of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins and vitamin D.
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