There are thousands of different foods that can help build muscle. But what if you only get to pick 4 out of all foods that you could eat for the rest of your life? In that case, you’d want foods that could help cover many different nutritional needs so that you did not lose any precious muscle. Among those needs:
- Protein to help build and repair muscle and other tissues
- Health Fats to encourage proper hormones and reduce inflammation
- Phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals to support general health
- Overall nutrient dense calories to provide sufficient energy
Protein, Omega-3 fatty acids (2 key nutrients to build and repair muscle tissue), Selenium, vitamin D, B12, niacin and vitamin D and the list goes on with all the health benefits assoicated with salmon, such as reducing cholesterol and improving memory.
Every egg contains roughly 6-8 grams of protein, other than that omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin and minerals can be consume by athletes. There are studied also indicate that those who have eggs for breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day.
Almond is rich in protein, fiber, health fat, vitamins and minerals. It is perfect for your muscles, the nutrients from almond could relieve joint pain, boost cognition and provide energy.
Sweet Potatoes contain complex carbohydrates with vitamin A and B. The fiber ease the hunger which helps an athlete on a diet feeling satisfied. They also contains tons of carbs, which can be utilized pre-workout.