Training is Easy, Gaining is Hard. Aside from living an active lifestyle, true health and fitness are gained in the kitchen because no matter how hard you workout, training will always be the easy part.
Burning fat and building muscle are the side effects of having more natural free flowing testosterone, less estrogen and a good clean diet. Eating these 6 foods will help you take care of all that and more.
Vitamin D is important for maintain and increasing our body’s natural testosterone levels. Almond milk has more Calcium and Vitamin D than regular milk and with fewer calories.
Aside from the “male hormone” known as testosterone, another benefit of being a man is having less estrogen. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower aid in decreasing estrogen, raising testosterone and reducing inflammation (from high alkaline foods).
Lean meats such as turkey or chicken breast are effective in firing up the metabolism. Not only is chicken breast gluten free, but when the body prepares to breakdown lean meats and proteins it your metabolism increases so much that it will actually begin to burn calories while it’s digesting. There are also reports on inflammation relief from consuming a gluten-free diet where chicken breast is the main component.
Garlic & Onions
Microbiotic foods are important for maintaining balance in your gut. Imbalance of the GI tract leads to poor nutrient extraction from foods and your body won’t burn calories properly. Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that fuels the good bacteria in your stomach and inulin is found in both garlic and onions. The American Society for Nutritional Sciences also reports that garlic increases testosterone levels.
This fruit is rich in an enzyme called bromelain, Vitamin B and potassium which will boost your testosterone production. Slice up a banana add it to a peanut butter sandwich for a quick protein boosting snack.
Burn Fat & Build Muscle
Estrogen leads to more fat. Testosterone builds lean muscle and burns more fat. Many people are adopting a high-alkaline diet of non-acidic foods because it reduces inflammation and related diseases from IBS to Alzheimer’s. These foods are all packed with essential vitamins, minerals and healthy calories for energizing your body while melting away unwanted fat.