Top 6 Vegetable Choices for the Bodybuilding Athlete

Your veggies should be way more than just a side dish!

Top 6 Vegetable Choices for the Bodybuilding Athlete
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Vegetables give your nutrition that extra punch that gets you over the top both off season & contest prep.

What is a Vegetable?

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Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food. The original meaning of the word vegetable was and still is commonly used and is applied to most plants collectively that offer some form of edible plant matter, including the flowers, fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and seeds. Vegetables are usually grouped according to the portion of the plant that is eaten such as leaves (lettuce), stem (celery), roots (carrot), tubers (potato), bulbs (onion) and flowers (broccoli). A fruit ( though NOT a vegetable) is the mature ovary of a plant. So a tomato is botanically a fruit but is commonly considered a vegetable.

Why are vegetable so important to my nutrition plan?

Vegetables along with fruits contain many vitamins and minerals that are good for your overall health and well being. We know that we express the importance of protein here allot because it is the #1 nutrient of the bodybuilder but the micronutrients ou get from vegetable and fruits play a huge role in utilizing all that rpotein your consuming for muscle growth. Many of those vitamins/minerals are powerful antioxidants, and may reduce the risk of many diseases:

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Help keep you on your plan of clean eating!

Many fruits and vegetables are low in fat, salt and sugar. They are a very good source of dietary fibre, which can make you feel fuller for longer and prevent over consumption of food. As part of a well-balanced and though out eating plan for your bodybuilding having vegetables along with fruits will help you to:

Scientific Kicker!!!

Vegetables and fruits with there antioxidants and phytochemicals, or plant chemicals. These biologically active substances can help to protect you from some wicked diseases and pollutants that plague our modern world. Scientific research shows that if you regularly eat lots of fruit and vegetables, you have a lower risk of:

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Our Top 6 Veggies:

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Conclusion - As you can see vegetables are and should be a integral part of your bodybuilding nutritional plan. You see this allot on the professional level as their eating is very balanced and generally very health oriented. We know most place a great importance on protein consumption they also balance their crabs and fats very much in line with healthy athlete standards. Unfortunately though allot of up and comers tend towards fad diets that push vegetable to the side and end up coming short on their goal. Give vegetables a valid shot inside your plan and we can almost guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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