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Protein Sources for Each Meal of the Day

Updated on February 10, 2013
great protein source
great protein source

Building Muscle with Protein

Building muscle requires for one to have a strict workout program and a strict diet if one aims to get big whilst gaining as little fat as possible. One of the best ways to get big through food is to increase the amount of food you eat especially protein which is the building block of the body, which helps by repairing, and building muscle in the body. There are many great protein sources out there but I will offer you 3 sources of protein that you can eat at three different times of the day so that you can keep piling on the muscle. These 3 protein sources have other benefits as well besides just increasing your protein intake which will be discussed below.

Great Protein to Begin Your Day - Eggs

Eggs are a very good source of protein especially when eaten whole. The reason you must eat your eggs whole is because it saves you time, so you don’t have to separate the egg white and the yolk, you get more protein from eating whole eggs the yolk contains half the protein so it is a waste eating only egg whites. The yolk contain the bulk of the fat which is saturated fat as well as cholesterol (eggs increase your good cholesterol) which is linked to the increase of the hormone testosterone which helps you to get bigger and stronger. Also the yolk is full of vitamins A, D and E.

Eggs are high in fats but there are benefits to the fats found in eggs like the one stated above. Also just to be on the safe side, you can eat up to 40 eggs per week, which is about 5 to 6 eggs per day. Also note that fat does not necessarily make you fat but it’s actually the total number of calories you consume per day that you don’t get to use and are stored as fat in your body which make you gain weight. If you eat too many carbohydrates you get fat, it does not have to be fats.

nutrient rich peanut butter
nutrient rich peanut butter

Lunchtime Treat That Tastes like a Cheat Meal - Peanut Butter

Peanut butter contains good fats that are healthy for you, although peanut butter is filled with calories, because it has good fat it means if you eat the same amount of peanut butter and carbs or saturated fat, you are more likely to get belly fat from carbs and the saturated fats than by eating peanut butter. Studies have shown that eating peanut butter decreases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. So don’t feel guilty the next time you are having a spoon or two of peanut butter or the next time you are eating that peanut butter sandwiche.

Tasty nutrition rich beef
Tasty nutrition rich beef

Suppertime – Eat Beef, It is good for you

Grass fed beef is said to be the healthiest beef around (just the way it was meant to be, not grain fed beef), grass fed beef has higher levels of Omega 3 fats which are the good fats, which are good for your heart. Grass fed beef contains higher levels of micronutrients and macronutrients such as omega 3 fat, protein, zinc, vitamin b12, vitaminb6, selenium, niacin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorous and choline. Also lean beef is also a great option if you are concerned about too much unhealthy fat from beef.

Great Healthy Food That Tastes Good

The Good thing about these foods is that they are filling and tasty, if you feel full and you enjoy your meals there is a decreased chance of you eating junk food, or having uncontrolled cravings. If you are on a bulk then depending on your method, whether you use the many meals at equal intervals approach or the 3 big meals a day approach or the intermittent fasting lean bulk approach, you will have to adapt your meal to fit these foods if it does not already include them.

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