Have you ever wondered why many prominent athletes opt for plant-based protein instead of animal protein?
That's because research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that plant-protein diets is the better choice for building muscles.
Let me explain.
Plant-based protein is packed with antioxidants and fibers which can enhance body recovery. Less inflammation in the body would mean that athletes only need minimal amount of time to heal from muscle aches and pains.
Also, did you know that you don't need meat, dairy, egg whites or proteins like chicken or fish to build muscles for you?
That's right, you don't.
In fact, the kind of plant-based foods that can help you build muscle mass are alkaline. They increase your body's pH levels to combat inflammation, which is common when you consume large amount of animal protein.
Superfoods like tempeh, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and almond butter are great sources of plant protein.