Build Stronger Muscles By Doubling Up On These Super Foods
Give yourself a little help
Being healthy is not about just the exercises you do, it’s also about the food you eat. Some people even say that the dieting is harder than the working out—and we couldn’t agree more. But to make it easier on yourself, know what types of food will compliment your workouts.
For very good reason, avocados have been getting a lot of attention recently. It’s versatile enough that anyone can work it into an easy meal and it’s nutritious, too. They top the charts in terms of folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.
Eggs are a surefire way to get your daily dose of protein—as much as 7 grams in every egg. The yolk itself actually contains most of the nutrients, which includes vitamins A, D and E. We know what you’re thinking, eggs = cholesterol. But dietary cholesterol isn’t tied to blood cholesterol, so have at it.
In order to work out well, you’ll need to reduce the inflammation in your joins and your skin, which is where fish oil comes in. And if you don’t want to go through various fatty fish, opt for a fish oil supplement instead.
Cutting out red meat is not always necessary. You just need to know what parts to get—that’s top round or sirloin. These cuts will give you protein, vitamin B12, heme iron, zinc, creatine, carnosine and even omega-3 if you can find grass-fed beef.
For more fiber, substitute your rice or oats with quinoa. It has all nine essential amino acids and contains the perfect balance of carbs and protein. The whiter the grain, the better the quality. Pair it with some red meat or spinach and you’re good to go.