To help tone and build stronger muscles, it’s not just about going to the gym or becoming a body-builder. Greater strength and muscle tone are core requirements to keeping our bodies healthy and fit – for life.
While meat and other proteins may boost your fitness routines and muscle protein synthesis to give you the nutrients you need, heavy meals tend to defeat the object of exercising in the first place. Foods high in complex carbohydrates increase the energy you need for your workout, and essential nutrients help you protect and build stronger muscles.
Nuts (like cashews, walnuts, and pistachios), seeds (like pumpkin, chia, and flax), and fish oils are amongst the highest of all beneficial foods that are not only good for your whole body, they promote stronger muscles, too. In addition, essential nutrients and supplements enhance the benefits foods offer and increase the bio-availability (how much your body can use) of those essential nutrients for maximum muscle strength.
Omega-3 fatty acids increase protein synthesis (the process of turning digested protein into muscle fuel). Research into the benefits of using omega-3s to enhance muscle strength and promote muscle growth shows an increased muscle-strengthening response to insulin and amino acids, which are released throughout the body during a workout.
A higher omega-3 fatty acid count in muscle cells promote protein synthesis to build and maintain stronger muscles, while reducing protein breakdown.
Branched-chain amino acids (or BCAAs) are three essential amino acids that can’t be produced by the body and must be obtained from natural sources: nutritional supplements (or nutraceuticals) and foods. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are BCAA supplements that build stronger muscles, lower muscle fatigue after workouts, and ease the pain associated with muscle injuries.
BCAAs are found in eggs, meat, dairy products, and powder-form supplements such as Bovine Collagen. These essential amino acids cannot be produced in the body.
Learn more: 5 Proven Benefits of Branched-Chain Amino Acids
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Correxiko’s Premium Collagen Range contains no less than 18 amino acids, including leucine, isoleucine, and valine, the 3 BCAAs
Muscle strength is an important consideration in most fitness routines, and nuts, seeds, oils, and supplements deliver many of the essential nutrients your body will need to perform at its best. Nuts not only lower your cholesterol levels, but are high in vitamin and mineral content, too.
Eating a handful of nuts before a workout can boost your energy while training. Taking nuts after your workout aids in the recovery of soft tissue and muscle injuries, while replenishing the nutrients you lost during your workout.
Pistachios are a high-content source of protein, and are amongst the very best nuts for whole-body health and muscle strength. Pistachios remove plaque and other buildups in the body, resulting in better blood flow to your working muscles.
Pistachios also contain significant amounts of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as essential vitamins your body needs, like vitamins A, B (except B12), C, E, K, and folate.
Walnuts are high in calories (200+ per 30g), so we recommend a simple handful-a-day. Walnuts are also high in both monounsaturated- and polyunsaturated-fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, and are a great source of protein, helping you build core muscle strength that lasts.
Walnuts contain calcium, carbohydrates, copper, dietary fiber, folic acid, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and vitamins B6 and E.
Cashew nuts are not just low in sugar; they’re fiber-rich sources of heart-healthy fats, and a fantastic source of copper, magnesium, and manganese.
The essential nutrients in cashews are important for energy levels and energy production, brain health and focus, to boost your immune health, and to enhance bone and muscle strength.
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