Unfortunately, most people don't fully understand the essential part nutrition plays when seeking to build quality muscle in a quick, effective way. Many men wrongly believe that exercising alone will give them the body they dream of. However, these men will make very little progress compared to those who DO understand that working out produces great results only if it is accompanied by an appropriate diet.
This is why I have prepared for you a list with 5 amazing foods that, due to their unique properties, are excellent options to gain the muscle mass you are going after. None of the following foods should be missing from your diet.
One of the best existing sources of carbohydrates,
it provides excellent nutrients and is GREAT to include in power shakes. As it does not require any cooking, instant oatmeal is perfect for adding high quality calories in a very simple way. Mix it with yogurt, milk or water.
Chicken eggs are the best protein source, since it is the food with highest biological value (the best the body can absorb).
Recent studies have demonstrated that consuming eggs DOES NOT INCREASE cholesterol levels, and does not encourage heart problems.
Additionally, they are filled with B, D and E-group vitamins, plus minerals such as phosphorus, zinc and iron. All these keep your body in optimal state so that it can grow muscle.
For a protein-packed meal, I recommend having them cooked, such as boiled or in an omelet. There are many different recipes and ways of cooking eggs; it is ok if you use only the ones you like best.
3) Walnuts and other nuts:
Walnuts are high in polyunsaturated fats, which help reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
If you are skinny and you find it hard to gain weight, small portions of nuts add A LOT of calories. Their great flavor make them ideal for consuming in shakes.
Another advantage of nuts is that you can easily take them anywhere, and have them always at hand as "food reserve". Try switching cookies for these little ones, and you'll see they are as powerful as they are delicious.
Fish is loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids which, among other properties, help the nervous system to recover and are anti-inflammatory. It also supplies the body with many high biological value proteins and abundant vitamins and minerals.
Thanks to its incredible nutrients, fish helps fight off diseases and helps the body to recover after intense workouts.
Rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals (such as zinc and iron), beef
provides some excellent 0.1 oz of Creatine per pound; amazing rate for muscle recovery and to increase strength.
Beef is also high in Carnitine, which among other benefits, helps burn fat.
It also boosts the levels of testosterone, which help the body gain muscle more quickly, and burn fat more easily at the same time.
These are the top 5 foods I recommend to increase muscle mass in an effective, fast way.
I hope you found this video helpful. If you add these foods to your diet, I guarantee that you'll soon start noticing the results.
Until next time!