Monday, 7 November 2011

Foods To Eat To Gain Muscle

               To gain muscle you've got to eat the right food. you have to make sure your getting a good source of carbohydrates, protein and fats in every meal.
               Carbohydrates are split into 2 categories which are complex carbohydrates and simple carbohydrates. Complex carbs are best for bodybuilding as they are slow releasing which provides long term energy. Simple carbs have their place but try to keep them for pre workout and post workout forms of energy.

                          Top Sources Of Complex Carbohydrates

                                  Sweet Potatoes
                                  Brown Rice 
                                  High Fibre Cereals ( Porridge Oats, Muesli, Wholegrain Based Cereals )
                                  Wholemeal Bread

         Protein is needed to build, repair and maintain muscles and must be included in a bodybuilders diet at all times. If you don't feed your muscles with enough protein, you won't get the gains you would be getting if you had a good source of protein in every meal

                           Top Sources Of Protein

                                 Red Meat

            Fats also play their part in forming part of a good bodybuilding diet and are split into 3 categories which are polyunsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats and saturated fats. Try to avoid as much saturated fat as possible and stick to polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.

                        Top Sources Of Polyunsaturated Fats
                                Oily Fish
                                Sunflower Seeds

                        Top Sources Of Monounsaturated Fats      
                                Peanut Butter
                                Olive Oil

      Adding all these foods will give you a well rounded diet and give you the nutrients you need to gain muscle
                                                          Ben from Cairns

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