Easy to make and sweet to eat. Sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate with B vitamins. Great for a post workout or even before.
9 grams of protein per ounce. Low saturated fat content. Plus, it’s a fairly cheap meat!
Bananas have three types of sugars. Fructose, sucrose and glucose, these sugars are prime for pre/post training. Bananas are fat and cholesterol free, extremely portable, and nutrient dense.
You can cook them several ways or don’t even cook them at all (which is not recommended). Eggs are inexpensive and have about 7-8 grams of protein per egg. Boiled, scrambled or pouched it doesn’t matter.
Eat a bowl for breakfast or mix it in with your post workout shake. This carb helps you power through training. Also easy to prepare and can be a cornerstone to your muscle building diet.
Calorie dense, packed with good fats and it has protein. An essential food for growing mass and muscle. Drop the cheese-burger and make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This will help you pack on pounds needed for sports or getting stronger.
As a low-fat high quality protein, fish is filled with important vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. There are few things you could eat that have so much nutritional value.
A 4oz serving of chicken is 27 grams of protein. Has loads of amino acids, and you can make chicken several different ways (to keep it from getting boring). The chicken breast is low in fats, while the dark meat has higher fat content. The chicken is perfect for muscle building needs.
Beef should not be excluded from this list. Beef contains iron, zinc and creatine. As mentioned earlier, Zinc is great for increasing testosterone, iron is one of the most abundant metals in your body and creatine aids in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP or energy). Beef is a perfect food for building muscle.
Ever heard the acronym G.O.M.A.D? Which stands for, a gallon of milk a day, which is the old saying for hard gainers. Milk works wonders for athletes and body builders. Milk is is nutrient dense, full of protein and contains essential amino acids. Drink a glass of milk any time for muscle gains. Watch as the your muscles grow.