Making any change in your life, especially related to diet plan, is a process. Like you asked about a vegetarian diet, it will allow you to lead a healthy life and surely help you in increasing muscle mass too. The hectic lifestyle that we all lead today does not do much good and therefore we have to focus on what we eat. Eating green vegetable and fresh fruits can do much good not only to increase your muscle mass but it would also help you maintain your body weight.
I often visit Sheffa Foods for a list of some amazing health foods and products that I think are great if you want to lead a life that is healthy and disease-free.
Yes it is possible and no you don’t have to combine your proteins. Your body will do that for you. Increasing muscle mass, besides having the right strength routine, will involve eating a ton more food period. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian sources of protein as well as bodybuilders and other athletes who are vegan or vegetarian. Stores like The Vitamin Shoppe and health food stores are pretty good about keeping protein supplements in stock that have no whey or casein. Once you start looking, you will find that there are more options than you can possibly imagine.
In the ACE training manual, this is discussed. Complete protiens are the main drawback for those who exercise and are vegetarian.
Mainly, we want to focus on ingesting foods that provide a complete amino acid matrix for the production of protiens.
Supplements are fine but whole foods can provide a more solid nutrional base for vitamins, minerals and various other nutrients.
This leads us to looking at combinations of foods.
1. Dairy and (whole) grains
2. (Whole) Grains and nuts/seeds
3. Nuts/seeds and legumes
4. Legumes and dairy
5. Legumes and grains
This is a pretty good article. Do some research on the subjuct and see
what works for you.
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