Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Who Else Wants To Know The Best Diet To Build Muscle?

Who Else Wants To Know The Best Diet To Build Muscle?

Whether you are a man or a woman, the best diet to build muscle is one that is high in protein. According to the Department of Agriculture, the requirement for protein to nourish an average adult human, with a slightly active or relatively sedentary lifestyle, is set at a little less than 70 grams per day, with the average being slightly lower for females, and slightly higher for those who are a bit more active. With that said; most sports nutritionists recommend at least double that amount to offset the demands of an extremely active lifestyle, especially one which regularly and purposefully includes a cycle of the breaking down and building up of muscle fibers.

The easiest, most natural and tasty way of getting complete forms of protein into the diet is achieved from the consumption of animal products like beef, chicken, fish and eggs. Some serious bodybuilders recommend taking this diet to a leaner level at least for a time, wherein beef becomes lean steak, chicken becomes breast meat, the fish are not oily, and the yolks are discarded.

For those serious vegan bodybuilders who are searching for naturally high protein sources devoid of meat, one of the foods highest in protein, which also happens to be meat-free, is the chickpea, which checks in with an impressive 16 grams of protein per serving (about 200 grams) of chickpeas, so break out the hummus. Coming in at a close second would be kidney beans with 15 grams of protein per 200 gram serving. Just mix them with tofu or meatless crumbles for some veggie chili and you can add approximately 11 more grams of protein depending upon the serving size. Not to be forgotten on PETA's favorite protein list is the very versatile Quinoa, which has 5 grams of complete protein in only a 1/4 cup serving, is high fiber and gluten free; so it really cannot be beat as a vegetarian protein source; and depending upon your taste, can be eaten as a cereal for breakfast, buttered and salted as a side dish, or with cheese and veggies in a delicious casserole.

The rest of the best diet to build muscle must include a variety of vegetables, whole grains, potatoes, and other clean, unprocessed carbs, and if one is not lactose intolerant; hormone free milk products are recommended. The only other thing to remember is to severely limit processed foods, white sugar and white flour so as not to undermine your efforts to build more muscle.

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