When it comes to bodybuilding and getting the results you want eating the right foods may be the most important part to any program. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a cheat meal from time to time, but the best bodybuilding diets are all built on a foundation of simple wholefoods. Eat the right foods and reach your goals a whole lot faster than by just “eating a little better”… the main reason why 90% of lifters aren’t getting the results they want, remember high quality foods will help you obtain high quality results.
Now without further ado here are the 8 best of the best bodybuilding foods for the fastest results:
Egg whites are the leanest protein available on earth, but it can taste a bit bland/plain by itself so as a suggestion you could add 1 whole egg for every 3 whites.
100 grams (raw) = 0.2g Fat
0.7g Carbs 10.9g Protein / 52 Calories
Inexpensive, lean and a high quality protein that is the staple of all bodybuilding diets. What more is there to say ?…
100 grams (cooked) = 3.6g Fat
0g Carbs 31g Protein / 165 Calories
Top Round Steak
Chicken breast may be the essential bodybuilding staple for your protein needs, but lean cuts of red meat such as top round steak is loaded with complete proteins and creatine. So if you ever get bored of eating chicken breast then top round steak can definitely be something you have in moderation.
100 grams (cooked) = 8g Fat
0g Carbs 28g Protein / 192 Calories
Lentils contain a great amount of folate and magnesium which lowers your blood cholesterol, therefore improving your heart health. Not to forget the extremely high fibre and protein content it contains helping you gain muscle without overeating.
100 grams (cooked) = 0.4g Fat
20g Carbs 8g Fibre 9g Protein / 116 Calories
A tasty slow digesting carb that regulates your blood sugar preventing blood sugar spikes after you eat it. It also contains high amounts of vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, fiber and beta carotene which gets converted to vitamin A.
100 grams (cooked) = 0.2g Fat
20.7g Carbs 3.3g Fibre 2g Protein / 92 Calories
Quinoa is one of the best form of complex carbohydrates since it’s loaded with fiber and contains almost twice as much protein as rice and almost three times more protein than couscous. Now the nutritional value that quinoa provides is really unique compared to other carbohydrates, since it contains useful amounts of phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamin E/B which will reduce cholesterol and prevent disease.
100 grams (cooked) = 1.9g Fat
21.1g Carbs 2.7g Fibre 4.3g Protein / 121 Calories
Coconut oil can help you burn more fat because it contains medium chained fatty acids that increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from other longer chain fatty acids.
100 grams = 100g Fat
0g Carbs 0g Protein / 862 Calories
Eating just 10 grams of nuts/seeds a day will lower your risk of developing chronic diseases such as respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
100 grams (Peanuts) = 49g Fat
16g Carbs 26g Protein / 567 Calories
So whatever your goal is, maintaining weight, losing weight or gaining weight these foods are great all around when it comes to bodybuilding. Of course this doesn’t mean that you should only eat these 8 foods, but it is just a blueprint for what should be the staple foods in your diet. If you have anymore questions about these foods then drop a comment down below.