Let’s start with food. There are certain foods that will aid in this process and others that will hinder it. The ones you will want to stay away from are obvious for the most part. Some examples are fast food, trans fats & hydrogenated oils, sugars of any kind unless they are in the form of a fruit, especially high fructose corn syrup, white flour, pork, beef unless it’s at least 90% lean, stay away from as much processed food as possible and also alcohol & soda, yes energy drinks count as soda.
Now on to the good stuff, what you can eat. The best foods are the ones that naturally boost your glutathione levels. Glutathione is the master amino acid and antioxidant. And the foods that boost it are asparagus, broccoli, avocado, spinach, raw egg, garlic and fresh unprocessed meat. Fruits & vegetables should be your main source of carbohydrates. Whole grains are great but make sure they are “real” whole grains. Meaning, stay away from the processed breads and go for grains like steal cut oats, quinoa and brown rice. Get your lean protein from natural or organic chicken breast, check the label and make sure the sodium is around 50mg otherwise it’s been injected and you should proceed with caution.
Other protein sources are fish, such as salmon, halibut, sole, herring and tuna, bison meat is naturally leaner than beef, tofu, nuts & seeds, beans & other legumes and whey protein. You need to eat every 2-3 hours even if you’re not hungry. This will speed up your metabolism causing you to burn more fat and keep your calorie intake up which is needed to support new muscle growth.
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