Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List : - Female bodybuilders

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List :

↪ Enhance Your Bodybuilding Diet with Quality High-Protein Groceries from your Local Supermarket.
Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List :

You are now ready to hit the supermarket in search of quality protein food sources. These are foods that are high in protein but not so high in other elements that will hinder your lean muscle targets (i.e. calories, carbs, etc.):

MEATS: If you enjoy eating meat then generally 3 meats are recommended. The favorite is chicken (the number of recipes you can find on bodybuilding forums show this). Chicken is very lean and cheap. Similarly, turkey is actually slightly leaner then chicken and has higher protein percentage. Lean beef (look for cuts that are really red without any visible fat when possible) is another great source of protein.

SOY: The vegetarians amongst you will no doubt be aware of the protein content of soy products. Soy beans are pulses and so they contain a good helping of protein. Soy beans are used to make soy milk, tofu and many meat substitutes, many of which taste like the real thing. This not only helps vegetarian bodybuilders but also people with a lower tolerance for dairy products.


MILK/DAIRY: ‘Skimmed’ or ‘fat free’ milk is another good source of quality protein and can be consumed as it is (think homemade shakes or in your breakfast cereal) or in so many dairy foods. You need to take care with which dairy products you choose but there are always options for the dieting conscious. You can eat fat free versions of your favorite yogurts, ice-creams (watch out for other ingredients), cheeses (cottage cheese is always highly recommended), and more.

EGGS: Raw or cooked, eggs are another staple in a lot of bodybuilder’s diets. Many people will avoid the yolk of the egg and simply eat the white, discarding some quality protein. It’s true that the yolk of an egg contains most of the calories but it also contains most of the eggs nutrients as well as some protein. Why not save a few of the yolks!

FISH: Fish is an important source of protein and many bodybuilders live off cans of tuna. In fact I knew one guy who would mix in a can of tuna with his cereal every morning – not really my idea of a tasty start to the day.

AND MORE…: There are plenty of other foods high in protein such as nuts (good for vegetarians) pulses (another good source for vegetarians), cereals, and so on. Take some time to research other foods on the internet – there is a massive amount of information on websites, forums, newsletters, and so on.

Is Protein All I Need to Focus On?

No. Protein, although a vital part of a bodybuilder’s diet, is not the be all and end all. Bodybuilders also need the energy to physically perform their exercises and this comes mostly from carbohydrates, or more specifically, complex carbohydrates. This is a subject of another article so watch this space. You need both a higher protein intake to ‘rebuild’ your muscle and the appropriate complex carbohydrates to fuel your workouts.
Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List
Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List
Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List
Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List
Bodybuilding, Recommended Quality Protein Sources for your Shopping List


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