The canned food section in any grocery is a place none of us wants to be seen in – even more so for those who are trying to build better muscle definition and tone. Aside from the perceived low nutritional value canned sustenance provides, society expects us to outgrow these types of food after we’re done college. But did you know that there are actually canned foods approved for bodybuilding? So don’t kick it unless you’ve canned it.
These 5 are Approved for Bodybuilding
Chicken, along with yams and broccoli, makes for a typical diet for a bodybuilder – and you can even get it canned. Canned chicken is reported to have a protein-to-fat ratio of 5 to 1; it also has selenium, which is an antioxidant that helps speed up recovery for exercised-stressed muscles.
They are probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of canned food – and it is probably not a good mental image, but they do not deserve the bad rep they get. Canned sardines pack a powerful punch of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which enhance muscle protein synthesis and testosterone levels, respectively. Just be careful about the portioning.
This staple contains up to 22 grams of protein in a 3-ounce serving (yes, even the less expensive ones!), which can do wonders for your muscle mass. In addition, it has selenium and vitamin B12.
Canned salmon does not only feature a lot of protein, it also has plenty of amino acids. Like canned sardines, it will also get you loaded on a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce muscle soreness). And it also has vitamin D; in fact, salmon in a can has more vitamin D than its fresh counterpart.
Yep, meats are not the only canned foods approved for bodybuilding. Canned beans don’t just have protein, see; they also have dietary fiber. This means that you will not just be packing in those muscles, you will also feel fuller longer – while managing blood sugar levels.
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