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​4 Incredible Strength Building Foods

​4 Incredible Strength Building Foods
By Crazymass 8 months ago 748 Views

4 Incredible Strength Building Foods

Food as fuel is as important for your body as gas is fuel for your car. You can’t function without it. There is some truth to the expression that you are what you eat. Quality counts so choose foods that support your health and fitness goals. Here are four foods that are great for building strength.

Eggs

Eggs are an affordable, versatile source of quality protein. They’re pretty portable, too. Choose organic, omega-3 eggs for additional benefits such as healthy blood fats (triglycerides). These perfect little packages help you build more muscle and support healthy hormone levels. Hard boil a few eggs to have on hand. Enjoy them with spinach (another great food for building strength) to get in some extra taste and up the nutrient content.

Beef

You already know beef is a great food choice for building muscle. Beef has Creatine, essential amino acids and B-vitamins. But did you know that it’s best to choose grass fed offerings of this tasty protein? Grass fed beef has more omega-3’s, poses less risk to your cardiovascular health and contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is thought to help build muscle strength and mass as well as improve body composition by reducing fat storage. Don’t want to spring for grass fed beef? At least go lean. Bison is also a good option.

Lentils

The humble lentil is often overlooked. That’s too bad because these tiny jewels pack a punch of powerful nutrients in a small package. For starters you get protein and slow digesting carbs. That means fuel to get through a tough workout and a little love for you muscle, too. Lentils also boost heart health and lower bad cholesterol. They stabilize blood sugar levels, aid in digestion and contain potassium, Vitamin K, zinc, niacin and calcium. Your body must complete countless chemical processes throughout each day. Give it what it needs to get the job done.

Brown rice

Brown rice has a satisfying nutty flavor, is low in calories and offers branched chain amino acids. A whole grain food, brown rice helps to stabilize blood sugar and has protein, which helps you feel satisfied longer. That means you have more energy and you are less likely to reach for junk food. Brown rice is also a good source of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA helps to improve mood, promote lean muscle growth and burn fat. Why not pair with lentils and broccoli?

How you show up at the gym will impact what you are able to accomplish while you’re there. Fuel your body right for more energy and greater gains.