Ten Best Foods For Crazy Muscle Growth
If you train with weights on a regular basis or you're a competitive bodybuilder who wants to gain muscle, then you'll know very well that you can squat and bench-press all day long, but if you're not eating correctly nothing will happen, you'll just get weaker and not stronger.
Consuming muscle-building material means you're eating lean, rich and complete proteins on a regular basis. Below is a list of the top 10 muscle building foods that should be easily available to bodybuilders all over the world. We have listed them in not specific order starting with the most effective at building muscle.
1. Omega 3 rich eggs
Eggs have been through a few decades of bad press but the latest research has changed everything. Suddenly eggs have been recognized not only for the 1.4 grams of leucine you get in every yolk (improving anabolic function) but also the so-called bad cholesterol in the egg yolk has now been identified as a vitally important scaffolding for all anabolic hormones.
Nuts have always been important for bodybuilders who want to add muscle. 1 ounce of almonds or cashew nuts contains 170 high quality calories. All nuts give a perfect blend between fiber, protein and fats, giving you extra calories without turning into fat.
3. Protein Shake
A post workout protein and carbohydrate shake will be an important cornerstone in all your muscle-building programs. Simply downing a shake that has good quality protein and carbs before your workout starts will set the stage for creating optimal muscle growth and nutrient usage.
Extensive research from several universities now clearly shows sports scientists that using this powerful nutrition combination will put the brakes on excessive muscle breakdown, it'll jack up your protein synthesis and rapidly refill your muscle energy stores, increase blood flow directly to your muscles, it'll also up-regulate creatine transport, and improve your body's ability to utilize and process carbohydrates for hours.
4. Full-Fat Cottage Cheese that have Live Cultures
All cottage cheese's have very effective muscle-building powers coming from a very effective slow-digesting dairy protein called casein. When you eat casein, the level of amino acids in your blood slowly rises, staying elevated for a longer time than if you had just eaten whey (dairy protein). Cottage cheese contains live cultures (good bacteria) helping to breakdown and absorb the important nutrients to get stronger and add muscle.
Chickpeas work and bodybuilders can replace some of their rice and grain they eat with chickpeas. Chickpeas contain 45 grams of a good slow-acting carbs along with 12g of quality fiber.
6. Lean Beef
All beef contains a good mix of muscle-building protein plus essential amino acids, creatine, and B-vitamins. But beef will also contain saturated fat, supporting healthy testosterone levels, plus monounsaturated fat, for heart heath.
7. Rotisserie Chicken
Rotisserie chicken is readily available in most countries and offers a relatively cheap, high quality delicious protein choice. Light or dark meat will not have any significant difference, whichever fits into your diet.
Lentils are a bodybuilder's secret mass-building weapon. Just one cup of boiled lentils will contain 18 grams of high quality protein plus 40 grams of an extremely good slow-digesting complex carbohydrate. They are inexpensive with a long shelf life.
Salmon contains a very high-quality protein with important long-chain omega-3 fats. Salmon contains omega-3 fats like EPA and DHA that is able to improve your heart health and inhibit muscle breakdown at the same time. Studies clearly show that EPA and DHA will also increase the anabolic capacity of your amino acids. If you don't eat fish, then take a fish-oil
10. Fermented Dairy Products
Fermented dairy products have distinct nutritional advantages over regular milk or water. There are different types all over the world but kefir is definitely a little-known magic bullet when muscle building. 1 cup of kefir is 150 calories and will digest your meals more effectively because of the probiotics (10 billion good bacteria in a cup).
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