Whether you're an aspiring bodybuilder, an athlete aiming to enhance performance, or simply looking to add healthy weight to your frame, we've got you covered. It can be difficult to know exactly which foods are going to help you gain that mass you’re after. The good news is you don't need to venture far to find the building blocks your body needs.
In this article, we're spotlighting five powerhouse foods that are readily available at your local Woolworths, each boasting a wide variety of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates. These culinary superheroes are about to become your go-to allies in your journey to building mass. So go ahead and skull some pre-workout, head to Woolworths, and retrieve these gems that will make building mass easier and more delectable than ever before.
Atlantic Tasmanian Salmon
Salmon can be one of the greatest additions to your lean bulk! 150 grams of cooked grilled salmon yields a total of 30 grams of protein and a whopping 19 grams of fat. When you’re in a bulk, don’t be scared of having these extra fats. Salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA. These fats play a significant role in reducing inflammation, improving joint health, and supporting overall cardiovascular health.
Feel free to cook salmon in different ways to make it much more palatable! Cook it up with some jasmine rice, or our next wonder-food - PASTA!
Macro Organic Pasta
Pasta can be a great way to gain weight for several reasons. Pasta is an extremely high calorie-dense food which isn’t very filling, especially when prepared with added sauces, cheeses, or oils. Consuming more calories than your body burns is essential for weight gain, and pasta provides an easy and tasty way to increase your calorie intake.
Pasta is typically easy to prepare and its versatility is unmatched! It can be incorporated into various dishes, making it a convenient choice for those looking to gain weight. It can be cooked in different ways and combined with a variety of ingredients, allowing for diverse and enjoyable meals.
Bega Peanut Butter
Adding fats into your diet can often be quite daunting as we aren't trying to build fat, we are trying to build muscle! Well, I am here to tell you that fats are not your enemy! The over consumption of calories can be however. It is imperative to understand that when trying to build mass, we shouldn’t stuff ourselves with chocolate and ice cream. Even though that would be awesome - we should still be smart and calculated about our approach to ensure our performance in the gym is still progressing and we aren’t feeling sluggish due to the food. Peanut butter is a great addition as for just 30 grams it can provide over 185 calories! This can easily be added into a morning smoothie, or as a spread for a midday snack.
Uncle Toby’s Quick Oats
Oats have been an absolute staple in the industry for decades and it isn’t surprising. Oats is one of the easiest and cost effective foods to consume and the functionality is nuts! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have been exposed to the multitude of different recipes that include oats. Whether it be a high protein muffin, baked oats or smoothie, the options are endless!
We have released a couple of recipes on our blog so certainly check them out!
Fatty Red Meat
Red meat is a bodybuilder’s best friend! During any phase, red meat plays a pivotal role in providing good healthy fats alongside a great dose of protein. Red meats such as mince, steak and even lamb can be very beneficial to any one trying to gain mass. Red meat is also one of the best wholefood sources for creatine consumption. Pair this up with supplemental creatine and you’ll be building some quality gains in no time!
What are you waiting for?
These are our 5 nutrient-packed foods that you can easily find at your local Woolworths. If any of these happen to be out of stock... we will take credit for that.
Since you're on our website, feel free to look through our store to see if you'd like to try any products. We now offer sample packs for you to try!