10 Foods You Need to Build Muscle and Lose Fat!

Posted on December 23rd, 2012 at 11:29 pm by

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If you are looking to build muscle and lose fat you can achieve it once you clean up your diet.  You need to have a variety of foods from the three major macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) in the right quantities.  You also need to ensure that these foods come from natural, healthy sources.

The following are ten (10) foods you need to build muscle and lose fat:

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1. Eggs

Eat the egg yolks.  Many persons prefer not to eat the yolk for fear of increasing their blood cholesterol levels but according to cardiologist Thomas Behrenbeck, eating four egg yolks or fewer on a weekly basis hasn’t been found to increase your risk of heart disease.”  If you choose to have more than four eggs a week you can simply choose to cut down on other sources of cholesterol in your diet.

2. Berries

Berries are good for you; you can have any kind of berries such as cranberries, raspberries, blackberries and/ or blueberries. It doesn’t matter if they are frozen or not and mixing them with oatmeal makes for a tasty snack.

 

3. Yoghurt

Yoghurt is the third food you can have but you need to buy the plain yogurt. The ones that have fruit in them or sugar aren’t the best.  To improve taste you yourself can add some berries, flax seeds or even raisins.

4. Mixed nuts

Mixed nuts are great sources of protein and they include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews.  You can also have peanut butter but make sure it is natural peanut butter, in other words, there should be no sugar or salt added.

 

5. Red meats.

They are a great source of protein, vitamin b12, heme iron, zinc and omega 3 fatty acids.  You can have steak, hamburgers or sirloin.

 

 

6. Broccoli

This is the sixth food that can help to build up your muscles due to the many vitamins and minerals it contains.  It is high in fibre and low in calories so it also helps in fat loss.  Cabbage, cauliflower or kale are also great for your body.

 

7. White Turkey

The next food is white turkey.  This is a lean meat which contains no saturated fat.  When you eat it you’ll understand why it’s so dry.

 

8. Quinoa

The eighth food on the list is high in fibre and protein.  Actually, there is more fibre and protein present in quinoa than in rice or oats.  Also, quinoa is gluten-free.

 

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are great for strength training.  Some say that using tomato paste is better for you so can give it a try.

 

 

10. Carrots

The final food on this list is carrots.  Carrots are rich in fibre and a good source of vitamins and minerals necessary in the muscle building process.

 

 

Add more of these foods to your diet to start seeing your muscles grow and your body fat melt away provided that you also adhere to a personalized and effective fitness programme.

About the Author:

This guest post has been contributed by Zara, a financial guest blogger. At present she is focusing on ppi claims ppi.  Catch her @financeport.

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