“Discipline is the bridge between goals and achievements” – Jim Rohn . Vegetarian muscle building foods, do they exist? Haters are going to say “no” but we say “hell yes!” You don’t have to be non-vegetarian or someone who drinks egg white shakes 5 times a day to put on an appreciable amount of muscle on your body. The plant world has some amazing foods that are rich in protein and nitrogen and are a great alternative to non-vegetarian foods.
In this article, I’ll take you through a list of vegetarian muscle building foods that can help you pack on some mass. Don’t take me wrong, you still have to go to the gym, bust your ass in your workouts, and put an effort in keeping everything you put in your mouth clean. So, without further ado, let us begin:
Nuts – Your Main Vegetarian Muscle Building Foods
Eat nuts, savor nuts, and devour them. Nuts are rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Nuts are also calorie dense and will help you, skinny guys, to bulk up. Although nuts contain a lot of fats, these fats are good and in fact, will help you lean down. Some amazing nuts that you can throw in your container while going to your college or office are almonds, cashew, peanuts, and pistachios.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Guys, muscles are not built solely on protein. You need to have all your macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and protein) in proportion. Instead of dwelling on the belief that you have to fulfill your protein requirements, try fulfilling your macronutrient requirement. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and peas can give you smaller amounts of protein. However, if you start drinking spinach juice or kale smoothies thrice a day, you can easily get about 15g of protein from that alone.
Beans are Your Friends
Always underestimated and overlooked by people. Beans are dense in protein and you will be surprised when I say that after meat, beans are the highest source of protein. Include all varieties of beans such as navy, black, kidney, pinto, and etc. in your diet and see your protein requirements fulfilling. What’s even more interesting about beans is that while being cheaper, they are also low in fat and high in fiber. Beans are also great sources of amino acids which are essential for building muscle.
Bring Legumes to the Lunchrooms
Similar to beans my friends are legumes. They are also great sources of protein and an important part of your diet. Few examples of Legumes are lentils, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, and etc. Lentils are also low in fats and cholesterol content. Legumes should be an important part of your diet if you want to fulfill your protein requirement without relying on non-vegetarian foods.
Sow Seeds in Your Body
Seeds excel in providing loads of protein, good fats, and omega 3s. A great example of seeds is chia seeds. You can have chia seeds as snacks or you can even add them to your dishes. One tablespoon of chia seeds provides 60g of calories and 3g of protein.
Supplement all the ‘Whey’
Finally, if you are vegetarian and okay with consuming dairy products, whey protein can be a great addition to your diet as a vegetarian food supplement. One scoop of whey protein can offer you anywhere about 20 to 25g of protein without giving you extra carbs and fats.
That is all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope you gained some knowledge about some super amazing vegetarian muscle building foods. For more informational content related to fitness, style, and grooming, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on our social media networks and subscribe us on YouTube. Until next time, keep hustling.