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PICS: Best foods for bodybuilding

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 16:29 IST
Quinoa with Chicken

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.

PICS: Best foods for bodybuilding

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 16:29 IST
Salmon and Rice
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.

PICS: Best foods for bodybuilding

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 16:29 IST
Milk and Cereal
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.

PICS: Best foods for bodybuilding

Last updated on: May 27, 2013 16:29 IST
Pork and Beans
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.