The 6 Worst Foods For Building Muscles!
Not getting a ripped body? All your efforts in the gym are going down the glory hole? All the sweat and the pain are not paying off? Then probably you’re missing on something important. Choosing the right amount of ingredients in your daily meals is crucial to get the ripped body that you are working so hard for. If you’re eating things that are not helping you build muscles, you are just wasting your time. You may think that eating whatever you get your hand on helps you have more gains, then you’re probably wrong. Some food can actually work the other way. This is the right time that you get rid of useless stuff, and start loading your body with the material that’ll help you get the required body gains.
In this article, we’ll be talking about 6 foods that you totally don’t need for building muscles and should get rid of them now!
Consuming alcohols regularly induces stress on your body. This stress results in high antioxidant demand. Antioxidants which normally help you with muscle recovery are now using your muscles to metabolize alcohol. Moreover, it affects the function of liver and results in overall decline in metabolism of body with high liver proteins that makes you weak. The stress caused by alcohol results in less food intake which ultimately affects muscle growth.
Reduce your alcohol consumption to one or two servings on alternate days or even less than that. One serving of alcohol counts for 12-fluid ounces of beer, 5-fluid ounces of wine, or 1.5-ounces of 80-prood liquor (like rum or vodka).
If you’re a pastry lover or get tempted by the sweet decorated cakes, then you definitely crave for doughnuts. These are made of refined flour, fried and contain almost no ingredient for your bodybuilding needs. What actually they do is to make you feel full and reduce your ability to get more nutritious food.
Forgo these doughnuts and treat yourself with protein-packed Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruits and a drizzle of honey.
- Pre-Made Smoothies:
If you’re in a hurry and you think of ordering a smoothie, think again. Pre-made smoothies are loaded with sugars and calories (600 to 1200 on an average). This amount of sugar has negative impacts over your body and even a scoop of protein will not be able to reverse the adverse effects of these smoothies.
Instead, grab fresh fruits and make your own smoothie at home so that you can take charge of the ingredients that go into your tummy.
- Cured Hem:
If you are a fan of chiseled six pack looks, then you definitely need to let go of cured hem. Besides being cured and smokes, these are mixed with sodium-rich sauces that can elevate your sodium levels leaving you bloated. This will hide your gorgeous chiseled six packs that you have working so hard for.
You should get yourself a lean cut of mutton or beef loin instead.
- Coconut oil:
Coconut is often market as a super healthy food that one can have and there is no doubt about it. But, does this mean it has go on everything that you are eating? A big “NO”. Coconut oil not only increase the amount of fats that you’re taking but it doesn’t contain omega-3 fatty acids that are required to help reduce muscle inflammation after the workout.
Always choose oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids and use them sparingly to not over-go you fat intake limits.
Soda is nothing but sugary water instilled with some gas. There isn’t anything beneficial for your health or muscles. Despite of having bad impacts on your body in terms of high amount of calories, it can also displace the muscle building foods like proteins. High caffeine levels in these soda cans weaken your bones and overall performance levels. All of this results in decline in your muscle gains that you definitely do not want.
Replace soda from your life with plenty of plain water or low-fat milk.
Get rid of these 6 foods now, and focus on having more protein, right supplements, good workout and plenty of water to meet your muscle building needs.