Eggs are an all-rounder when it comes to health, they provide us with a wealth of useful nutrients. However, for muscle building? The good cholesterol present in eggs is thought of as a perfect building block for the steroid hormone!
A great blend of protein, fibre and fat, nuts are hands down a brilliant snack for gaining muscle. One Ounce of cashews or almonds contain 150-170 of great calories, but won’t compromise your waistline too much.
BEEF (Grass fed)
There are many reasons why grass fed Beef trumps ordinary beef, these cattle contain much higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid, which can boost the loss of body fat and increase the formation of lean muscle. The beef nourishes your body with protein, cholesterol, Zinc, B vitamins and a high Iron content.
Compared to its white counterpart, brown rice digests much slower in the body. This strings out the amount of energy that your body receives, ensuring that can keep going for longer, without getting hunger pangs. Brown rice can also help boost the growth hormone levels in your body which are critical for the process of building muscle.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so they say! But these great little fruits also contain polyphenols. These guys help to prevent muscle fatigue! This enables you to train harder and for that little bit longer. They can also help with fat burning, so they make perfect pre workout carbohydrate snack!
Not only good for Popeye, Spinach is a great source of the muscle growth amino acid glutamine! Glutamine plays a key role in both muscle endurance and strength.
Compared to normal natural yoghurt, the Greek variety contains around 20g per cup more protein, and less carbs! Add to that it’s also a brilliant source of Casein protein, then you are onto a winner.
Continuing with the dairy theme, the benefits of milk have been known for a long time as it contains both whey and casein protein. The organic version however can contain 70% more Omega-3 fatty acids than its conventional counterpart.
A staple of many half time football matches as a child, oranges are great at boosting muscle strength, growth and endurance. As well as being one of your five a day!