The development of power and muscle mass is very dependent on the quality and quantity of the food we consume during our everyday life. Believe it or not, the importance of your training session comes second and anyone that has been into fitness has come to the same question eventually and that is: “What is the best food for muscle strength and growth?” So here are the ten best ingredients that many great athletes consume to achieve their goals.
Probably the most complex food there is because their structure covers almost all needs the human body has. The eggs are full of protein and the good kind of cholesterol. The eggs are simply an ingredient that no professional body builder or power lifter can imagine their day which means that they should be on everyone’s daily meal plan usually on the breakfast menu. They give strength and stimulate muscle growth.
This type of meet is highly respected in the fitness circles although it’s not on the high position as it should be. Beef meat isn’t the largest source of protein and it’s not very cheap but it should still be a part of everyone’s diet plan especially for active individuals who exercise regularly. Aside from the proteins we already mentioned it’s also rich on fat, that are keeping the testosterone levels high, and it also has a lot of micro nutrients that are essential. Beef meat is also know as a great source of iron.
Salmon, herring and other fish meat
Fish meat is the best source of protein that one can get their hands on. In this group salmon meat is particularly good because of it’s nutritious value and omega 3 fat acids. The herring fish meat is also a high quality fish meat and it’s almost up there with the salmon but we shouldn’t underestimate the other fish meat like sardines, tuna etc.
There is no way to make a list like this without mentioning chicken meat. It’s the most accessible and the richest source of protein meat in the world. You can literally find it in any restaurant or supermarket or even a fast food restaurant and you can get it prepared in any way you want (boiled, roasted etc.) The white meat is as rich with protein as fish is but it’s much cheaper and much easier to prepare and consume.
This is a very rarely used ingredient in most households which is very unjustified because it has only the best sources of complex carbohydrates. This type of food can be consumed about half an hour before your training session and act as a fuel. Beside being rich with fiber, it contains large quantities of zinc, iron, potassium, selenium, vitamin B and a few protein chains of amino-acids arginine and glutamine.
Together with the chicken meat, the brown rice is the main ingredient you need to consume as an active individual. Although it doesn’t differ much from white rice it’s important to mention that brown rice is healthier and more nutritious. There is a research that discovered that this type of rice has an acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the body and stimulates the secretion of the growth hormone up to four times. When it comes to rice we have to keep in mind the preparation process because it’s one of the most contaminated ingredients in the world during it’s production process.
If it’s consumed right after your training session, the watermelon would speed up the digestive capabilities much more when compared to other fruits and vegetables. This will stimulate the secretion of insulin which is very important for every active individual that is working on muscle strength and growth. Aside it’s capabilities helping the digestive process it’s also known as a good antioxidant. The watermelon also has the amino-acid citrulline which is usually transformed in the body as arginine which is another reason why the watermelon should be on your top ingredients table.
It’s not just a coincidence that the popular tv cartoon Popeye the sailor man eats spinach every time he needs his strength back. This vegetable beside its large quantities of vitamins and minerals it’s also a good source for glutamine – a very important amino-acid. It also contains a few other ingredients that stimulate the synthesizing of proteins.
Black bread with seeds
The most important food in the world and for some people the primary food without which they can’t imagine their dining table is bread and if it’s a black bread with seeds it’s the best choice they can make because it supplies the body with numerous benefits. Because it’s rich with fiber it improves the digestive functions and it has all the important amino-acids needed for muscle growth as well as supplying the body with the energy needed to endure even the toughest training sessions.
One of the best and most nutritive vegetable on the planet is broccoli. It’s a great source of vitamins as well as folic acid and fiber. Since it’s rich with vitamin C it helps build collage which is in charge of forming body tissue therefor it forms muscle tissue. Broccoli is the healthiest food and it definitely should be part of your everyday diet.