25 Best Muscle Building Foods

Posted by , Updated on April 15, 2014

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Everyone wants muscle. Maybe not necessarily the big body builder kind, but let’s face it, even you ladies out there would prefer to be “tone”. Getting to that point, however, is no easy task. It takes time and training consistency to build the type of muscles you want. While working out is half the battle, the food you eat is just as important. So, while some of these foods may come as a shock here are the top 25 foods you need to help you reach you goals in the weight room, whatever they may be. Update: We have launched a new site about health fitness called SteadyStrength. Please check it out.

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Venison

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You may not eat  venison often, but consider this, venison is high in iron and low in saturated fats. This meat is a great source of protein without the excess fat, but with all the taste.

19

Buffalo

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Some people say it tastes better than beef and has 80% less fat and 50% less cholesterol. It’s also higher in protein, iron, and amino acids. Sounds like a deal.

18

Apples

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A great post workout food. Great source of carbs, electrolytes and fiber. Apples are a healthy snack for muscle building.

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Lentils

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A very nutritious legume; containing loads of fiber and minerals. This muscle building food provides a great carbohydrate, which is slow burning. These can help power training sessions and replenish lost nutrients.

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Spinach

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Popeye ate it for a reason. Spinach has super food qualities containing several vitamins and it contains calcium. The calcium in spinach may help relax the muscle to prevent cramping during training.

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