20 Top Muscle Building Foods

Supplements can very convenient not to mention a very tasty way of making sure you are getting all of your daily nutrients.

So just in case you didn’t know here are top 20 muscle building foods to keep your immune systems running high, build your muscle and lower you body fat, happy reading/eating!

1) Pineapple

Apart from being naturally sweet and very tasty pineapples contain Bromelain and enzyme that helps to break down amino acids in proteins and promotes good digestion.)

2) Eggs

Eggs contain muscle-building amino acids in every shell, as well as proteins and healthy fats – including the yolk just don’t eat too many!

3) Water

Being hydrated at all times is very important especially if you are exercising regularly. It is also important for fat loss, and first thing in the morning will kick start your metabolism.

4) Sweet Potatoes

Low GI carbohydrates ideal for maintaining and building muscle and avoiding fat gains.

5) Turkey Breast

Low in fat and high in protein this white meat is also usually very cost effective if you are on a budget.

6) Olive Oil

High in monounsaturated fats very good for the heart in moderation.

7) Grapefruit

Half a grapefruit first thing in the morning will not only provide you with vitamin C but will also help you to burn fat due to a special ingredient that helps prevent weight build up around the waist.

8) Cottage Cheese

Slow release protein source low in fat and ideal before bed.

9) Green Tea

Cancer prevention and weight loss, green tea has been shown to help with both. You can also have it hot or cold and it makes a great addition to a pre workout drink as it contains caffeine.

10) Beef

Full of protein, muscle building amino acids and iron.

11) Whole-wheat Bread

Complex carbohydrates great for making you feel full but still fairly low GI, use in moderation.

12) Yoghurt

Rich in protein, calcium and can promote fat loss. It can also potentially reduce your risk of cancer.

13) Spinach

Full of vitamins and calcium on of the true super foods and calorie free!

14) Broccoli

Full of iron and vitamins calorie free great for keeping the immune system going.

15) Oats

Great for low GI energy keeping fat storage to a minimum and studies have shown its also good for reducing cholesterol.

16) Salmon

Packed with protein and omega 3 oils just watch the calories as it does contain a lot of fats.

17) Blueberries

Loaded with antioxidants and delicious in pancakes or in some natural yoghurt for breakfast.

19) Beans

High fibre complex carbohydrates, great for making you feel full but very healthy.

20) Avocado

Full of healthy fats, great as a source of energy on a low carbohydrate diet.

Additional Protein from products such as BSN Dessert and Optimum Nutritions Gold Standard Whey are easy to drink, convenient to carry around and low in cost per serving just remember to use them as a supplements for real food.

Most of what you find in supplements can be replicated in real foods, with the exception of most pre workout drinks available such as Gaspari’s Sizeon can be difficult to replicate especially in the amounts that are considered to be beneficial to the human body around workouts. I think you will struggle to find replacements for these.

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