There are so many ways to build muscle the right way these days. With workouts popping up everywhere on the internet plus at actual gyms, you have options galore if you want to get in great shape.
How about the foods you eat though? What should you be doing that you might not realize so you can reach your potential in the shortest amount of time?
For the most part, protein is the most essential ingredient to help you build the muscle that you are wanting.
So first, a little bit of an overview. Why do you need protein? When you workout and exercise you are wearing down the protein that is connected to your muscles. Therefore, the more you workout, the more you need to reevaluate what you are putting into your body.
Here are my four favorite foods to help build up your protein level again:
Eggs: Depending on who you talk to, some people say eggs are bad for you while others say they are an essential part of your daily routine in the morning. Eggs have a lot of saturated fat, so don’t load them with too much cheese. They are full of nutrients though, and especially protein. Make them however way you like your eggs and have at it.
Fish: One of the best meats for you, the only drawback is that it contains a lot of mercury. Because of this, you need to limit yourself to eating fish a few times a week tops. Always opt for the grilled and broiled types of fish (non-breaded) so that you don’t consume a bunch of unneeded calories.
(Most) Nuts: Think peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. These are great snacks (much, much better than most other snacks) and are easy to carry around. They can help you with those cravings in between meals as well.
(Chocolate or White) Milk: This might be a tad shocking, but this is actually a great thing to drink after a hard workout, or even just during the day. It gives you a ton of protein, plus all the carbohydrates you need without going overboard. Skim and 1% is better for you when you consider a balanced diet and the right amount of protein.
So there you have it. There are a ton of other options (think meats, dairy products and nuts) so have at it after you workout. Eating the right way can help you see results quicker and keep the muscle building a bit easier.