The best high protein foods for weightlifting
One of the ways in which you can gain success in weight lifting or body building is ensuring an adequate intake of protein. Protein is crucial to a healthy diet because it contains amino acids, which are used for the repair and growth of the body. After intense workouts, your body will be unable to rebuild muscle tissue if you don’t consume enough protein.
Health experts recommend that 2g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight should be consumed. Carbohydrates and fats are equally important and to support workouts, adequate calories need to be consumed.
For body building and body shaping, here are some foods that are recommended as part of a calorie-controlled, low fat diet:
Eggs are one of the best protein sources available. They are easy to prepare and can be cooked via a range of methods. Egg yolks contain both protein and B vitamins, so eating whole eggs as opposed to just egg whites is worthwhile. The high calorie content of egg yolks can help achieve muscle gain.
A great source of low fat protein, just one cup of cooked lentils provides 18g of protein and less than 1g of fat. Lentils also contain fibre and carbohydrates, which provide energy for workouts.
Milk has two sources of protein; whey protein which is quickly absorbed and casein protein, which is absorbed slowly and provides nutrients for muscles over a few hours. Also, milk has carbohydrates and fat, offering the calories needed to gain muscle and recover from weight lifting.
Chicken is great value as one of the least expensive sources of protein. Delicious and nutritious, it can be prepared in a variety of ways.
Convenient and ideal to eat after a workout, chicken offers better value than takeaways but with the same great taste! We offer frozen chicken in options that vary from peri peri, to tikka, tandoori and barbeque. Simply defrost and cook the chicken as part of your favourite chicken recipe. Many body builders and weight trainers love to add chicken to salads, rice and jacket potatoes to gain all the nutrients they need in just one meal.
With free delivery from our Wolverhampton branch, we help ensure that you can quickly and easily prepare the healthiest of meals as part of your overall exercise and diet regime.