Food to boost your strength
When people talk about supplements and workout accessories such as protein shakes and similar products, they usually don’t include food. The reason behind this way of thought is that food isn’t attributed to strength gains. The truth is that food does contribute to strength gain. The amount of gains you can get from food is quite large; larger than some people think. We’re here to shed some light on this topic and help you understand just how important and powerful food can be.
It’s worth noting that some entries in our list aren’t exactly “food.” However, the rest of the list is classified as food, and most of the food items that we are going to list are easily made and tasty as well.
Before we start, we’re going to talk about the reason food influences our bodies so much. The food contains proteins, sugars, carbs, and similar other things. All of these have different uses for our bodies. For example, proteins help with muscle gains and strength improvement. They are a vital part of any diet where people are looking to gain some extra strength. Because of this, people who don’t follow a diet don’t achieve the same results as the people that do follow one. For this, and a couple of other reasons that are well-understood and logical, you should always follow a healthier diet when working out. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to lose weight or simply strengthen your body.
Now, let’s move on to the foods!
Eggs are timeless. They’ve been around for centuries, yet their quality and taste have been improving steadily over the years. There are hundreds if not thousands of different recipes and ways of preparing your eggs. Eggs can be eaten with virtually anything!
Also, you shouldn’t throw away the yolk. It’s incredibly healthy and contains good quantities of vital ingredients. Eggs are best if you eat them for breakfast; take some cheese and vegetables with them, and you’ll feel the difference!
Complex carbs are the good carbs. You should always go for complex carbs if there’s a choice between them and simple carbs. Complex carbs can be found in rice, pasta, bread, legumes, and starchy vegetables. They provide vitamins, fiber, and minerals.
Red meat is important because it contains a lot of proteins. Proteins are the ones that help you build muscle mass, which is exactly what we’re talking about in this article. They will cause you to gain quite a nice amount of strength and muscle size. Proteins are also great because you can eat less of them than, for example, carbs and still feel full.
There are a lot of ways with which you can get Vitamin C. One such way is by eating fruit; mainly lemons and apples. Other fruits are great too since you’ll get the additional benefit and more different vitamins. In any case, it should be a vital part of every person’s lives.
Well, this might be a surprise to some people, but green tea is very helpful when it comes to preserving your muscles and making them more efficient. Not only that, but it slows down muscle degradation that occurs due to aging.
A great alternative to green tea that can also make quite an impact is kratom tea. Kratom tea won’t only help with muscle preservation; it will also help you to either relax or gain energy, depending on the strain.
As mentioned before, apples are full of Vitamin C which is essential when it comes to overall health and strength. Apples are also present in a lot of recipes, both salty and sweet, so look out for a couple – you won’t be disappointed!
Corn is considered as a starchy vegetable which means it’s rich in carbs. This means that you’ll get a lot of energy from it. So, in a way, the corn is indirectly affecting your strength by causing you to work out more because of that extra energy boost.
Chicken is the go-2 protein for many bodybuilders and athletes. Chicken is perfect when you think about it: It has low-fat content, it’s rich in proteins, and it’s easy to prepare. There are a plethora of ways how you can prepare chicken, so it’s up to you. Chicken is incredibly healthy and helps with muscle reparation and preservation.
Another entry on our list that indirectly affects your muscle mass and strength is coffee. We don’t have a conclusive study regarding caffeine influence on muscle mass and strength, but an interesting recent study has shown that drinking coffee before a workout can help you do a couple more repetitions while doing certain exercises than not drinking it. Even though nothing is conclusive yet, there seem to be a couple of benefits related to strength. In any case, it can’t hurt, and it’s tasty!