6 Foods You Must Eat When Bodybuilding

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Want to have the physique of a body builder or fitness competitor? Start eating like one and you will be on your way to the body of your dreams. Here is an insider’s look at six staple foods on a body builder’s diet.

 
 

1. Oatmeal

We are not talking the fruity flavored kinds, just plain old fashioned rolled oats (or steel cut if that is what you prefer) with no added sugars or flavorings. It’s simple, add the flavorings yourself. Dashes of cinnamon, a tablespoon of splenda, you can even throw in some almonds for a little crunch. Oatmeal is one of the best forms of complex carbohydrate currently on the planet.

10 reasons to eat oatmeal:
1. High in fiber
2. Studies show it lowers LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol)
3. Low on the GI scale – slower release of insulin
4. Easy and portable
5. Increased anabolism – decreased catabolism and fat storage
6. Kills hunger
7. Inexpensive
8. Studies show it may lower risk of some cancers
9. Replenishes muscle and liver glycogen stores
10. Provides energy

Porridge isn’t so bad now is it?

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2. Eggs

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Who the heck cares, just eat the damn thing and stop asking questions! The protein in an egg happens to be of the highest biological value providing a standard to compare other proteins. Believe it or not, the yolk is not just a cholesterol laden blob of yellow goo; it actually contains many other nutrients essential to the human body.

All of the egg’s Vitamin A, D, and E are found in the yolk as well as choline (essential for brain health), 300mg of cholesterol (recommended daily value), some fat and protein. One large chicken egg contains only 7 grams of protein, 4 of those are found in the white.

A great way to avoid excess fat and cholesterol while eating eggs is to leave out a few of the yolks. A good rule of thumb: for every 4 egg whites, have 1 yolk. All the taste, less fat.

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