What To Look Lean & Mean! Eat These Ten Powerful Picks

Next time you jot down a grocery list make sure you include these 10 CCF picked essential choices to strengthen your efforts.  You can always search our Monday blogs for  great recopies but this week I'm giving you the tools needed to succeed.  Remember that living a healthy life style is 24/7 and your efforts need to go beyond the gym.  Its no secret that your over all health can be directly focused into what your putting in your mouth.  Working out is a key component to looking and feeling good but what you put in your body plays a tremendous roll in ones overall health.
      Here is a list of what you need to pick up next time you go grocery shopping.
Beef - important for building lean muscle due to its protein content, cholesterol, zinc, B vitamins and iron content. Beef from grass-fed cattle have much higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid than conventionally raised cattle, which gives you a boost in shedding body fat and building lean muscle.

Greek Yogurt - Clean source of protein that offers 20 grams of protein per cup!  Its also a good source for your casein protein.
Apples - The Forbidden Fruit!  Helps increase muscle strength and prevent fatigue.

Spinach - Little glutamine leaves! Or sometimes cubes!  Important for lean muscle growth. Spinach is also known to increase muscle strength and stamina. 

Quinoa - A great source of protein that's slow digesting and has been linked to muscle stimulation, lean muscle gains and strength gains.
Eggs - Cant say enough about "The Perfect Protein Source" 

Cottage Cheese - Rich in slow releasing protein we all know as "casein". Casein protein is the slowest digesting protein you can eat so it prevents your muscles from being used as an energy source while you sleep.

Beets - Enhances liver and joint repair on top of increasing muscle strength and power. Beets are a great go to food for your post workout intake as they provide you with energy and aid in recovery.

Brown Rice - A slow digesting whole grain that provides longer lasting energy throughout the day and during workouts.

Oranges - Pre workout snack that will boost muscle growth, strength and endurance.

"Get Fit or Die Trying"

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