5 Essential Fats For Your Bodybuilding Diet

Eat fat, build muscle.

To the uninitiated, the very mention of fat makes them think of burgers smothered in cheese, greasy french fries, and oil slicked pizza. To the bodybuilder, the word fat can just as easily translate to foods included in their diet that can bring about great results if utilized correctly. Fats can be your best friend if you choose the right ones. As we’ve mentioned before, there is a world of difference between the common way we use the word “fat” and dietary fats. Check out our list of essential fats that will benefit any bodybuilder and athlete.

Fish Oil

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Filled with essential omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil is a great fat that any athlete should have in their dietary plan. Fish oil supplements can help prevent muscle breakdown, is great for joint health, and does wonders for brain functionality. It’s an anti-inflammatory gem and a fat you should run out and buy yesterday.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.