As the saying goes, you are what you eat. If you want to be lean and cut, you need to always have healthy, muscle-building foods on hand. Key are protein-packed meals and snacks that are low in sugar and sodium. But you should also be thinking about hyrdation, and foods packed with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that will help your muscles function—and recover—at max efficiency. That includes inflammation-healing Omega-3 fats, plus phosphorus and potassium (which help your muscles function), and anthocyanins which are research-proven to help with muscle damage.
With some advanced meal planning, food label reading (find out how to outsmart nutrition labels here), and an organized shopping list that includes these 10 foods (and none of these foods), you can turn your refrigerator into a lean, mean, shredding machine.
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