While foods alone will never turn you into a muscle machine they can help with muscle growth and some foods are better than others. If you want those big guns you will still need to go to the gym, but with the help of these foods, you should see results a lot faster…
It is something you have probably seen in countless strength training blogs and I am happy to tell you it is indeed true that eggs are perfect for strength training thanks to the high levels of protein, vitamins and choline they have inside each and every egg. I will add that larger organic eggs are far better than simple free range eggs.
While most nuts have high levels of monounsaturated fats it is cashew nuts that have the highest amount and you can keep a bag of them in your pocket and snack on them whenever you want. Just don’t try to eat them while bench training as it could be a choking hazard.
There really isn’t a whole lot spinach can’t do and yes it can even help with muscle growth. Thanks to its high levels of magnesium you should develop stronger bones and be able to lift a lot more weight!
Most red meats are good for you provided they are as low fat as you can get. While some people will tell you to avoid this the high levels of iron, protein and Vitamin B12 in good quality organic grass fed beef make it well worth consuming.
The good news is Quinoa is ram-packed with high-quality protein and one of the best source of it. The bad news is you do need to make sure you wash it an rinse it thoroughly before consumption as there are some rather nasty chemicals used in its production.
Full-Fat Greek Yogurt
There are so many great ways to consume this from having it with your breakfast cereal to simply enjoying it straight from the pot. You can even make milkshakes out of this and use full-fat milk to get even more calcium and protein into your diet.
With an impressive 20 grams of protein per 3-ounce (85-grams), there really isn’t a fish with higher amounts making it perfect for both energy and exercise performance.
If you are looking for something to spread on a bagel you can’t get much better than this. Like most dairy products its perfect for muscle-building because it contains amino acid leucine which is a proven muscle builder.
As long as it is cooked well brown rice can offer a massive 5 grams of protein per cup (195 grams), which is perfect fuel for just about any physical activity you can think of.
I thought I would end on this one because it is probably one of the most obvious. It’s perfect for people in a diet, great for people doing muscle shaping or strength training and it comes in loads of great flavours. OK, So it’s not the most natural of things to eat, but it is the most effective.
Do you know of any other foods that are good for muscle growth? If you do please let me know in the comments below.