Top 10 Foods That Build Muscle

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The Prosperous Macho Man

Gain more muscles while you gorge onto your food. Does that sound simpatico to you?

Oh well, then you are on the right page and this is an honest promise that the list won’t disappoint you with tasteless foods.

Eat in prosperity and enjoy getting muscular at the same time.

  • Protein is your Secret Gamer

Building muscle is a difficult process. It takes a good training program combined with the right foods to gain success.

The main contributor of building muscles are protein rich foods. The reason for this is the amino acids present in meat develops the muscles and tissues and also repairs the weak ones.

Protein rich foods are rich in several kinds of nutrients:

  • Carnosine
  • Carnitine
  • Glutamine (responsible for protein metabolism)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

However, vegetarians shold not be discouraged because amino acids are also present in legumes and beans.

The amino acid content in vegetables varies and is generally less potent. Any discussion of muscle building foods requires a spotlight on meat.

To add meat to the diet is mainly for two reasons:

  • To increase muscle build up
  • To stimulating anabolic hormone process

A study claims that if a person who weighs 175 pounds consumes around 180 grams of protein (meat protein to be specific) every day, he can gain stable muscle development.

The Goodies

1. Coconut Oil:

Anti inflammatory in nature, coconut oil is an ideal solution for easy digestion. It helps in faster energy conversion in the intestine and improves the cholesterol level in the body. It can also cause good fat loss, control blood sugar, and increase the insulin function in the body.

2. Human Growth Hormone:

HGH causes the secretion of cartilage cells that are responsible for muscle growth. It promotes better height, hair growth, strength, stamina and performance in sports.

3. Nuts:

Did you know that 30 grams of almonds can have almost 150 calories? Indeed going the nutty way is just the perfect kit for not just gaining muscle but losing weight with a low carb diet.

Rich in fiber, protein, anti oxidants, and essential fats nuts are a good start to a healthy breakfast.

4. Berries:

A rich source of anti oxidants, metabolism catalysts, weight loss magic fruit, or whatever you may call them, berries of any kind are not just good but best for us.

Raspberries, strawberries, and goji berries heads the list. It helps to increase the insulin content in the body to the controlled level required by the muscles.

5. Green Tea:

This tea has become a recent favorite of so many consumers due to its weight loss benefits, anti carcinogen properties, anti oxidation capability and so much more!

It also helps in our muscle building process by controlling the insulin content in muscles and avoiding excess fat storage.

6. Eggs:

Eggs are not just the source of life but also a power packed source of many good nutrients for us. Not just for cardiovascular health or cholesterol control, eggs are also excellent for building muscle and weight loss.

Wondering how? Well, an egg in the morning for breakfast keeps you more full throughout the day and controls your binge eating.

7. Cottage Cheese:

Cottage cheese is rich in the good bacteria that yogurt and other dairy products also contain. It helps in good metabolism.

It also contains casein responsible for increasing the amino acid content in our blood stream.

8. Meat:

Be it lean beef or chicken, these are storehouses of great protein intake for all ages.  Rich in amino acid, cretin, and vitamin B, lean beef is good for muscle building, increasing the testosterone level, and preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Recent studies further claim that it can work in anti depression as well.

9. Fish:

Salmon, mackerel, and tuna are the three most popular sought after fish food  now on the market for their omega-3 fatty acid content.

Although, we believe oily meat is not good for health, this acid is special in its own way and good for those on a diet. It increases metabolism and helps in weight loss and toning the body mass index.

10. Turmeric:

This spice is common in every household. It is quite a surprising bit of nutrition power for muscle building.

It has antiseptic properties and repairs worn out muscles thereby leading to the growth of new muscle tissues.

This list includes several of the commonly known products that enter our kitchen for us to eat but knowing a few facts can change how we perceive them and eat them.