Building lean muscle is often attributed to frequenting the gym, drinking protein shakes and calorie counting. These are all great ways to improve your body's muscles, so you can feel stronger. However, many other diet-specific changes significantly contribute to the pace lean muscle develops in the body.
If you're looking to accelerate this process, there are several foods you should implement more of into your diet.
Some of our favourites include:
Buckwheat is one of the most powerful seeds you can add to your diet. It is often grounded into a powder and can be used in baking as a substitute for regular flours. In fact, just one cup of cooked buckwheat contains 6 grams of protein, which is essential for building muscle.
It also contains B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. These all work to clean out the gut and promote holistic health. Remember, the healthier the body is, the more likely it is to produce muscle as it can allocate more energy to these tasks.
If you struggle to incorporate Buckwheat into your diet, our Superfood Breakfast Bowls are packed with this powerful superfood. They are a great way to cleanse your body.
Almonds & Peanuts
In our recent blog, Don't Fear Fats, we discussed the power healthy fats have on the body. This includes, but isn't limited to, fuelling us with the energy we need to live longer, stronger, happier and healthier every day. Almonds and Peanuts contain a mix of protein, fat, and carbs, which can provide the body with the energy and vitamins it needs to turn fat into muscle.
It's important to remember that these foods are high in calories, so they must be consumed in moderation. They're fantastic to add to the diet if you find you struggle to gain muscle, as they can add quick doses of convertible energy into the body.
When people think of muscle-building, they automatically think of protein. But, without the correct fuel, the body won't be able to convert this protein into muscle. It may store it as fat in an attempt to boost energy levels. So, you must find the perfect balance between carb-rich and protein-dense foods.
Quinoa is a fantastic source of energy, fibre and magnesium. It can also target your muscles and nerves to improve how your body responds during exercise.
Jomeis Fine Foods supplies a range of feel-good products
At Jomeis Fine Foods, we are passionate about supplying plant-based foods to help individuals feel their best. Though other products, like meat and egg, are also a great way to build lean muscle, we are passionate about providing access to a range of foods so everyone can obtain the nutrients they need to achieve their goals.
Alongside our Superfood Breakfast Bowls, our Nutritional Lattes are also packed with vitamins and minerals, which can support athletic performance and muscle development. We highly recommend drinking our Beetroot Latte before working out as it can promote better blood flow, which can activate the muscles and stimulate better muscle development.