Top 5 Foods For Gaining Muscle

Jul 14, 2020 08:00 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (

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Are you one of those people who want to gain muscles, but want to lose weight at the same time? Many people often misunderstand the concept of dieting and working out. Some think that eating a lot will make you gain weight, and it will be challenging to gain muscles, and others say that if you want to have a muscular body, you need extensive training. However, both can be true and false at the same time.

Gaining muscles can be done by weight-lifting, but did you know you can also gain more muscle mass even with less training? If not, then you should know that muscle gain also relies on your diet. A lot of people who are trying to gain muscle mass train hard, but they don't mind about their nutrition. 

Diet is essential when building muscle mass, and you need to know what foods to take for you to gain muscles. Here are five of the best muscle-building foods that you can include in your diet. 

Lean Beef

When it comes to muscle growth, lean beef is the very first type of food that you should include in your diet. This type of meat has everything that you need for muscle mass, such as B-vitamins, zinc, and iron. It also contains high-quality protein and high levels of amino acids that serve as insulin to your body.

Experts recommend at least three ounces of lean beef a day for those who are trying to lose weight. 

Cottage Cheese

Cheese is very healthy, but a lot of people do not know how healthy and contributing cottage cheese is, especially for muscle building. Cottage cheese contains about pure casein protein, which is a slow-digesting protein perfect for muscle-mass building and maintenance.

For people who struggle to get on long periods of fasting, cottage cheese is the best food to eat, and it will not starve you. It is also full of nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin B12.

Whey Protein

When you do some form of extensive workout, most people will recommend that you take whey protein as part of your diet. Aside from being a muscle builder, whey protein is also more affordable and is the fastest and most accessible source of protein. You can take it for breakfast, after a workout, or mix it in between meals. 

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Oatmeal is an excellent source of carbohydrates and fiber. Aside from that, it is also low in glycemic index (GI). Foods that are low in GI can encourage fat loss for anyone who wants to lose weight, and it provides the right amount of carbs for muscle mass building. Oatmeal is also minimally processed, which makes it a healthier option for a source of carbohydrates. 

Fruits and vegetables

We all know that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables makes up a healthy lifestyle. Fruits and vegetables are a good source of antioxidants, and they help keep your immune system up and running. You can get a lot of nutrients from fruits and vegetables, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber, and more. It helps you have proper digestion and keeps you function every day. 

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