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Must-Have Non-Veg Body Building Foods

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There are many types of workouts. But mostly people workout to lose weight. They usually concentrate on cardio or aerobic exercises. Another type of workouts are for people who are body building or working out to build muscle mass. Such people need to eat certain must-have body building foods. If you are not a vegetarian then the option of non-vegetarian food that help to build up bulk muscle is enormous.

Here are 5 of the non-vegetarian body building foods that are irreplaceable when it comes to building bigger muscles.

Eggs: This non vegetarian food has immense scope and is a staple diet for every body builder. There are zillion ways in which you can eat eggs but not all of them are healthy. If you want to eat eggs as a body building food then you must eat them boiled. To build muscles, you may need to have 10-15 eggs in a day! Eat only egg whites and discard the yolks as they are fattening.


Brown, white cream, you choose any colour of eggs to build muscles. Have 10 to 15 egg whites to build muscles.


Crabs are great meals for body builders because they give you zinc and calcium.


Red meat is absolutely essential to build muscle mass. Try having mutton for getting healthy amino acids.


Apart from giving you essential sea minerals, it also improves your love life.


Perfect post-workout lunch for body builders. It gives you energy without adding fat to you body.

Crab Meat: If you are a non-vegetarian then you have many more options to choose from. Seafood is an option that is rarely explored but has a lot of potential. Crab is healthy non-vegetarian foods that have lesser calories than meats and contains a lot of vital nutrients. Body building is not just about muscles. You also need strong bones and crabs give you a high dose of zinc and calcium to strengthen your bones.

Mutton or Lamb Meat: Red meat is infallible when it comes to building bulk in your body. Having mutton or lamb meat will literally beef you up because of its high content of amino acids. Mutton also contains arginine that helps to build up muscles. Have mutton in stews and stakes instead of having it fried. This is because red meat already contains lots of fats; no point adding some extra to it.

Oysters: This is a special body building food for men who what chiselled body like the Greek Gods. Oysters have special sea minerals that induce the production of testosterone in the body. The male hormone testosterone helps in beefing up the muscles and giving you a very manly look. There is bonus for you guys; oysters are also the best known aphrodisiacs for men.

Salmon: Your muscles need mono-saturated fats to grow. But while you workout, you burn all the fats (poly-saturated and mono-saturated). So your reserves of mono saturated fats that can oxidise for energy are low. Have salmon fillets for lunch after a strenuous workout. This replenishes the burned out omega-3 fatty acids in your muscles and helps them grow.

These are some of the best body building foods to build up your muscle mass. According to your experience, what other non-vegetarian foods help to build muscles?

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Story first published: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:56 [IST]
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