The role of fruit and vegetables in muscle growth

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What is the role of Fruits and Vegetables in Muscle Growth?

Normally when doing bodybuilding, the most obvious food type to take allot of is protein, but let's take a look at the role fruits and vegetables plays in muscle growth.

Fruit and vegetables in muscle growth
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The normal approach to muscle growth

There are many who feel the only way to get big and strong naturally is to eat massive amounts of protein.

Many of us might eat as much as 50 g or more of protein in a single sitting, either doing so by eating large amounts of beef and chicken or by drinking protein shakes regularly.

As a matter of fact, we may have given ourselves over to the notion that we must be forcing these things into our body, even when our body is tells us to stop.

Sometimes it makes you wonder if there is a better way to gain muscle than this.

Building muscle naturally

An increasing number of people are discovering the fact that it is not necessary for you to eat this much protein in order to get big and strong naturally.

As a matter of fact, those who have gone over to the other side have even begun to notice that they are getting larger and stronger as a result of eating less of this type of protein.

I'm not saying that the body does not need protein at all, it is one of the essential things that keeps us going.

What I am saying, however, is that there are better ways for you to get this protein other than through a slice of chicken or an unnatural protein shake.

How protein works for muscle growth

In reality, protein is not something that our bodies can assimilate and it needs to be broken down into amino acids in order to be absorbed by the body and used for muscle growth.

Much of the protein that we also eat is dead protein because it has been overcooked or processed.


So what is the role of fruit and vegetables in muscle growth?

If you really want to give your body what it needs in order to grow strong, you need to provide it with these amino acids, the basic building blocks of life.

You can do this through eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, some of which are quite high in the protein that you need.

One of my favorite ways to get the protein and amino acids that my body needs in order to grow strong is by sprouting.

I regularly eat sprouts that have just begun to grow a tail, before they turn green.

Quinoa sprouts are some of my favorites, both because of the massive amounts of proteins that it contains and because it only takes a few hours to sprout.

fruit and vegetables in muscle growth

Quinoa and alfalfa salad

photo credit: Quinoa and alfalfa salad - Ensalada de quinoa y alfalfa germinada via photopin (license)

Try it for yourself for a couple of weeks, you will be convinced of the positive effects.

Did you know about the role of fruit and vegetables in muscle growth?

Feel free to share your opinion with us about the role of fruit and vegetables in muscle growth and means you have of substituting protein.

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About Linda Pretorius

I love to share information I believe everybody can use. I am a wife of 1 and homeschool mother of 2. I share information on diets,beauty, making money online, homeschooling and changing your life. (I love to sing too and I absolutely love God.) Come find me on Google+


  1. There's definately a lot to know about this issue.
    I like all of the points you made.
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