Bodybuilding 4 MIN READ 100 VIEWS September 24, 2020

TOP 10 BODYBUILDING FOOD BEGINNERS SHOULD AVOID

Do you love fitness and want to build your body like a professionals. Read about what bodybuilding for beginners should avoid few dietary and beverages

Are you new to fitness and wish to build muscles like Jeff Seid or Steve Cook? Then this article is a must-read for you. Bodybuilding for beginners can often be difficult because there are so many variables that one does not know. Along with proper exercise, one must know what should be consumed and what not.

Here are a few food items that are a strict no-no for bodybuilders:

You must be wondering why is flaxseed which is rich in fiber bad for muscle building? Well! The answer lies in the question itself. Flax seeds are a rich source of fibre, which is good for the body when consumed in limited quantities.  Too much fibre is known to make your stomach gassy and bloated, which could easily hamper your training routine.

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Sugar in the form of fruits is great for bodybuilding, but refined sugar is harmful. Food items like ice-cream, tea made with sugar, cakes, candies, etc. contain very less to zero nutrients and high amounts of unhealthy calories. These food items are likely to make you fat rather than help you build muscles. You definitely don’t want to look obese right? Then it is time to say a big no to refined sugar ( even if it is brown sugar). You can use stevia, jaggery or honey once in a while if you really crave for sweets. However, it will be better if you avoid any form of sucrose (except fruits).

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Carbs are very good for bodybuilding only if they provide your body with clean calories. Some of the best bodybuilding foods that contain healthy carbs can be obtained from nuts, brown bread, multigrain bread, etc. Healthy carbohydrates provide your body with huge amounts of energy, which is required for enhancing your performance in the gym. However, always try to avoid refined carbohydrates like white bread, cakes, etc. These food items are low in fibres and are the best-known culprit that cause obesity.

If you are into bodybuilding, then you should lower the consumption of alcohol or it is better to bid goodbye to any hard drink. As per reports, there can be a reduction of testosterone production levels in men who consume alcohol more often.  Alcohol is toxic for the testicles, which is known to reduce anabolic signalling, hinder the muscle protein synthesis and muscular recovery process.

If you are into bodybuilding, then you should lower the consumption of alcohol or it is better to bid goodbye to any hard drink. As per reports, there can be a reduction of testosterone production levels in men who consume alcohol more often.  Alcohol is toxic for the testicles, which is known to reduce anabolic signalling, hinder the muscle protein synthesis and muscular recovery process.

Fast food items are rich in unhealthy carbs that are a strict no for bodybuilders. These are some of the most dangerous foods for bodybuilders. Most of the fast-food items are actually considered rancid, that can cause stomach problems and digestion issues as well.

Spicy food items can lead to indigestion, vomiting and weight loss. The main idea behind bodybuilding is gaining muscle mass and spicy foods won’t allow your body to gain mass. Therefore, it is always good to avoid any kinds of spicy foods.

Most of the pre-made salads might look healthy but these can quickly turn into a  fat bomb when they are served with dressings and add-ons. These food items contain nearly double the calories that usual homemade salads due to the presence of unwanted taste enhancers.

Dehydrated fruits contain huge amounts of sugar ( to enhance its taste) and sulphur ( to increase its shelf life), both of these ingredients are harmful to your health.  These food items do not contain water unlike fresh fruits, which might lead to overeating and gulping of over calories. If you do not burn out these excess calories you are likely to become obese or fat and that is not how muscle building is done. So, try to avoid packed dehydrated fruits as much as you can.

Never consume aerated drinks or diet soda, even if the label mentions fat-free and low calories. These drinks are loaded with artificial sweeteners that are added to enhance the taste of these so-called diet food items. These artificial sweeteners can hamper the amounts of insulin in the body, which can be really harmful to your health. Drinking soda can also lessen the effects of nutrients that you are consuming for muscle building.

Here are a few food items that you can include in your daily diet for bodybuilding:

  • Protein: Increase your protein intake as much as you can (take the help of your nutritionist). Protein helps in increasing your muscle mass, proving strength to your muscles and the amnio acid contents help in rapid muscle recovery. Eggs, Milk, protein supplements, legumes, etc. are some of the best food for bodybuilders that are highly nutritious and rich in protein content.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables: Give your body proper nutrition if you are really looking for muscle building. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of both micro and macronutrients. Include more and more green vegetables and fresh fruits to your diet.

Proper exercises that are suggested by experienced trainers and proper nutrition is the key to success. If you want to build muscles make sure you do not consume the above-mentioned food items. If you are undergoing some medical treatment, then we would suggest you seek the help of a medical practitioner before following any diet. For example, we all know protein is good for muscle building but a person having higher amounts of uric acid in the body should never consume more protein, that might have adverse effects. In such cases, nutritionists or doctors can suggest some other alternatives.

Try to follow the simple tips and see how your muscles grow. Also, if you are curious about any health supplements or want to know more about fitness, do not forget to leave your queries in the comment section below. We will definitely try to help you. Stay healthy and fit.

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