4/ Protein Bars and Powders
Ask any expert and they’ll tell you the importance of consuming protein –pre and post workout– to stimulate muscle growth. Unfortunately few can schedule meals around workouts and that’s where protein supplements such as powders and nutrition bars come in handy. Need to eat and run? Forget the unhealthy, greasy fast food and grab a nutrition bar that’s high in quality protein and also provides you with essential fats and carbs. Have a little more time on your hands? Mix yourself a refreshing protein shake.
3/ Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Think all fat is bad? Think again. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has omega fatty acids, also known as the “good fat” and according to a study originally published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that CLA could help you lose fat and have a positive impact in preserving your muscle tissue. In the study, the 71 participants consuming the CLA lost an average of six pounds. Be sure to get omega fatty acids through your diet or supplements.