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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Peanut Butter

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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.

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Fish

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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.

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Chicken

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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.

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Beef

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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.

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Milk

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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.

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