THE BEST FOODS FOR BODY-BUILDING

Body-building is a great way to tone and strengthen your muscles, bones and joints, not only reducing the risks of osteoporosis and arthritis, but also improving your self-image and self-esteem. Some body-builders become so confident they enter prestigious competitions, showing how all their hard work has paid off.

Whether you’re simply looking for bigger muscles or aiming for that special trophy, we look at 5 foods that will help you achieve your body-building goals.

Salmon

  • Omega-3 helps support and maintain the muscle-building process, by increasing your insulin sensitivity.
  • A great source of protein and unsaturated (healthy) fats.
  • Contains more calories than white fish such as cod or haddock.

 

Why not try our delicious ‘Salmon Feast’, lightly glazed with coconut oil and served with basmati rice, baby tomatoes, kale and grilled zucchini.

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Chicken Breast

 

  • A great source of protein and amino acids, allowing muscle tissue to repair when needed.
  • Low in saturated and trans fats.
  • Great calorie content, beating turkey and most fish.

Why not try our tasty ‘Sweet Chicken Feast’, featuring a grilled jerk chicken breast, marvellously marinated in Jamaican herbs and spices, and served with sweet potatoes, chick peas and broccoli among other treats.

 

 

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Rump Steak

  • Good for mass-building as they are full of iron, zinc and B vitamins.
  • Protein-rich.
  • High calorie per serving ratio, giving you extra energy to exercise.

Why not try our juicy ‘Rump Steak’, garnished with crushed chilli flakes, fresh rocket and chickpeas atop a bed of fresh noodles. Scrumptious.

 

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Tofu

  • Made of protein, so all is used by the body.
  • Great source of amino acids, iron, calcium, zinc and other micro-nutrients that help tone muscles.
  • Low in calories and fat.

Why not try our ‘Organic Tofu’, generously coated in coconut oil, rock salt and herbs to add flavour and served with purple sweet potato, kale and mixed peppers among other great options.

 

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Quinoa

  • Rich in complex carbohydrates aiding muscle growth.
  • Great source of protein.
  • Good source of calcium, magnesium and dietary fibre among other useful nutrients.

Why not try our ‘Grilled Organic Veg Burger’ made with quinoa, carrots and black beans and other yummy vegetables.

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With so many tasty and effective foods to choose from, you’ll be a happy and healthy body-builder in no time.

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