Monday, November 26, 2012

8 Muscle Gain Foods For Vegans

body building veggies

 Contrary to popular belief, vegetarians who obviously don’t eat meat, thus not getting a large amount of protein, can still be successful when it comes to personal training for muscle gain. With a muscle-building workout planned for you by your personal trainer, back it up with these 8 muscle gain foods:

1. Avocados

Avocados are full of antioxidants and heart healthy fats, including saturated fats that help support the production of testosterone, the hormone you need to produce muscle. 

2. Almonds

Try always bring almonds when you leave the house. They taste great, and are high in fiber, protein, and minerals, making them the perfect snack for satisfying late-morning hunger.

3. Broccoli

Brocolli is nearly 40% protein and high in fiber and low in calories making it a great source of nutrition out of food that’s easy on the waistline. 

4. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is now readily available in a low-calorie, high nutrient product that tastes great in coffee, on cereal, or by the glass. Coconut milk is higher in calcium and lower in calories than traditional milk and generally fortified with plant-based B-12.

milk of coconuts
coconut milk

5. Sweet Potatoes

There are so many things you can try with sweet potatoes, cut them up and fry them with onions, mushrooms, and garlic for a ridiculously delicious breakfast potato dish. Sweet potatoes are a great source of potassium, vitamins A and C, and fiber.

6. Brown Rice

Brown rice has 3 more grams of fiber per serving than white rice.

7. Natural Peanut Butter

Most processed peanut butter like you’ll find at the grocery store have added sugars and other junk. Stay away from those, and instead opt for the natural kind, which is high in fiber and protein.

8. Walnuts

Walnuts are another great source of Omega-3's, and are also packed with Vitamin E - a powerful antioxidant that can help your muscles recover from tough gym sessions. They make a great addition to oatmeal and shakes.