5 Foods That Help In Growing Your Muscles
We all know that building muscles is no walk in the park. It takes hours in the gym and a rigorous health regimen to achieve the desired body mass and chiseled look. And no amount of protein shakes will do the job the way natural and organic food will. Now, this isn’t to discourage you from taking protein shakes, but you need to incorporate more of real food to your diet as well. The saying you are what you eat holds so much weight (no pun intended) that it’s imperative that you not only avoid unhealthy foods but also include more of the nutrition boosting items to your diet.
So here are the top five foods you need to be stocking up on in order to get your natural protein intake:
Maybe it’s a primal thing because the majority of men love eating meat ever since the dawn of time. From cavemen during the hunter-gatherer era to the weight lifting jocks at the gym.
Red meat has been getting a lot of bad rap for the past many years but consider taking everything in moderation. If you have a 100 grams of lean ground beef then you are getting about 27 grams of pure protein. So head over to the steak house every few weeks and get some juicy protein. Let’s not also forget that it contains zinc, iron and vitamin b12.
The staple for all breakfast lovers and muscle growers, eggs have always been amongst the standard go-to protein source for everyone. Drink them raw in the morning or boil them, but use their natural protein boosting nutrients. Eggs used to have a bad rap too back in the day for their effect on a person’s cholesterol levels but new research shows that yolks are not that bad after all and in fact it is encouraged to have a whole egg to get all of its nutrients.
Almonds are among those plant based foods that have really high protein content. They are so versatile in terms of being consumed therefore you can come up with literally a dozen ways to incorporate them in your diet. If you are a vegan, then they are your best friend because you can drink almond milk. Just a quarter cup of these bad boys will give you about 8 grams of pure protein.
Cottage cheese maybe your best bet if you aren’t a huge fan of drinking milk but can tolerate its other forms. Many bodybuilders eat cottage cheese to get their daily dose of protein which they would typically get from other dairy sources. Only half a cup of cottage cheese gives you over 15 grams of protein and is low in calories as well.
Fish trumps all the muscle building meats out there because it is the leanest and healthiest option. It is a nutritional powerhouse because only a 100 gram serving packs over 24 grams of protein. It has omega-3 fatty acids that are essential in building strong muscle, good for skin, clears bad fat (triglycerides) from the blood and prevent a host of other diseases as well. So next time you are at the supermarket be sure to get some fresh salmon and tuna.
With that, it’s a wrap. Add these five foods to your diet, maintain a regular sleep cycle and an exercise regimen, remain hydrated, and keep stress at bay to ensure you continue adding muscles to your body. All the best!