Optimum nutrition is the most basic and important thing for a fit body. No matter if you hit the gym or don’t, eating right is very essential for healthy body and mind. Moreover when you workout your muscles break so its very important that you provide correct nutrition to repair them. Even if you don’t workout and want to increase weight then there are few things you should replace in your diet to gain healthy weight.
Here are 5 foods that you can replace to increase muscle mass.
1. PARATHAS WITH EGGS
Eggs contain high quality protein, fats and nutrients. If you have eggs in your breakfast meal it will give your body high amount of protein. Breakfast is the most important meal because its the first thing that you provide your body with after long hours. So whatever you eat gets absorbed quickly and completely. You can have eggs in any form like half fry, omelette or scrambled eggs.
2. JUICES OR TEA /COFFEE WITH PROTEIN SHAKES
Instead of eating junk or juices/tea as mid morning snack go for protein shakes. Two hours before lunch your body automatically starts feeling hungry, so if you drink protein shake instead it will be very beneficial. It will give your body protein which will help in repairing muscles or building some.
3. VEGGIES WITH CHICKEN OR PANEER
Chicken/ paneer contains protein and fats in larger amount as compared to veggies. Indian diet mostly includes carbohydrates in higher quantity than protein. And especially if your goal is increasing muscle mass you should have chicken or paneer in larger quantity.
4. MUNCHIES WITH DRY FRUITS
We tend to eat munchies or unhealthy snacks generally in the evening. That’s because our body starts feeling hungry after a tough day. But instead of eating snacks, eat handful of dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts or raisins. Dry fruits are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber which is very healthy for the body.
5. CHOCOLATES WITH PROTEIN BARS
Chocolates have high fat and sugar content which is bad for health. Instead of chocolates, eat protein bars. They help to increase lean mass and improve muscle recovery due to intense workout. Since they are available in many flavours, it can also fulfill your cravings for chocolates.
Replacing few foods in your diet can help you a lot in gaining muscle mass. To stay fit its necessary to eat right. So make few changes today for a healthy and fit tomorrow.