7 Plant-Based Foods For Bodybuilders

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If you are not a meat eater, you don't need to give up body building as there are many body builders out there who never touched meat. Even plant based foods can make you big and strong.

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Of course, it would be a bit tough to get some good quality protein solely from plants but if you carefully plan your diet and ensure to eat good portions of certain plant based foods, you may do well.

In fact, many body builders drink protein shakes as it could be difficult to get all protein from food alone. But if you can embrace plant based diet and eat from a wide variety, you may even give up your protein shakes.

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Now, let us discuss about some plant based foods important for body builders.

Soybeans

If you are a vegetarian bodybuilder, you must include soybeans in your diet. It is very good for muscle building as it contains protein and certain amino acids that boost protein synthesis.

 

 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain carbs and fibre content and the best thing is that they don't mess up your blood sugar levels. They give energy slowly. After a workout, you can eat it as snack to keep your energy levels stable.

 

 

Pepper

Red and green bell peppers are rich in vitamin C. Your muscles need vitamin C. So, include them in your diet.

Spinach

Bodybuilders need iron and spinach contains enough of it. It also contains other important minerals like magnesium too.

 

 

Beans

All varieties of beans are a vegetarian bodybuilders' best friends. They have protein and fibre too.

 

 

Beetroot

Beetroot boosts blood circulation to the muscles and bodybuilders need its help. It is also good for endurance and lowers your blood pressure too.

Nuts

Almonds, peanuts and other nuts are not just good snacks. They offer some protein, healthy fat and even some calcium too. Body builders need nuts.

 

 

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:56 [IST]
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