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PICS: Best foods for bodybuilding

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 16:29 IST

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So you're an aspiring bodybuilder? Here are some foods you must get started on right away.

Quinoa is a protein rich complex carbohydrate food source providing up to 6 grams of protein per just 1/4th cup serving. Chicken and eggs are excellent good quality protein source and with Quinoa form the right meal post workout.


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Fatty fish Salmon is rich in protein and also a good source of essential fats whereas rice is rich in carbohydrates plus contains some protein. Rice with Salmon promotes enhanced muscle protein synthesis and drive muscle growth.

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Cereals and milk easily available in most urban homes is recommended mini meal when you want to gain muscle as Milk is rich in protein and contains carbohydrates where as cereal provides carbohydrates and fiber.

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Eating a meal that contains pork and beans post workout is an effective meal to build muscle mass. Pork is a source of protein and beans are a fibre rich source of complex carbohydrates. Fibre helps slow release of sugar in the blood thus helping you to sustain energy for a long period of time.

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