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.
10

Sweet Potato

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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

Turkey

9

9 grams of protein per ounce. Low saturated  fat content. Plus, it’s a fairly cheap meat!

8

Bananas

8

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.

7

Eggs

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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.

6

Oatmeal

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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.

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