Top 10 Foods to Gain Muscle Mass

Nutrition plays a key role in muscle building. A diet with foods rich in healthy fat, complex carbohydrates and proteins can help you gain muscle mass.

Protein, in particular, is a crucial nutritional macro for anyone who wants to develop muscle quickly and easily but it’s also important you take foods that contain fat and carbohydrate. In this article, you’ll learn the top 10 foods you can consume to develop muscle mass.

  • 1.Kidney beans

Kidney beans as well other types of beans are super rich in fiber, protein and other nutrients including potassium. Athletes who want to build muscles quickly should consume kidney beans as well as on other types of beans to boost the process of gaining muscle mass.

1.Kidney beans
  • 2.Red meat

Red meat is a must for many bodybuilders and can be a great source of protein and iron. The disadvantage is that good red meat can be quite expensive. If you really want to build some muscles quickly, consider adding it to your diet.

2.Red meat
  • 3.Eggs

Eggs are high in protein, and they are one of the easiest forms of high-quality protein to prepare. They can be boiled or fried. Whole eggs can be a bit rich in fat, but if the total fat content in your diet is enough, then the yolks can be easily removed in order to remove much fat.

3.Eggs
  • 4.Broccoli

Surprisingly, broccoli is an excellent food to stimulate muscle growth. It contains a multitude of nutrients that are involved in the production and maintenance of new cells and also have anti-estrogenic properties that can make your body more efficient when burning fat.

  • 5.Fish

There is a wide variety of fish, many of which have very high protein content and very low saturated fat. Fish are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help promote good heart health. Tuna, which is rich in protein, iron, and calcium, is very versatile and can be easily added in regular salad and pasta, is excellent in sandwiches. If you’re looking to build muscle mass with the help of the foods you eat, consume fish daily.

5.Fish
  • 6.Almonds

Almonds are certainly one of the best foods that help develop muscle mass. They contain carbohydrates and proteins that can help the body repair and build muscle and they are also a good source of vitamin E and magnesium. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radicals and helps you recuperate your muscles faster.

6.Almonds
  • 7.Chicken

Although all types of birds contain large amounts of protein, the white meat of the chicken should be a must for someone trying to build muscle. Chicken breasts are often cheaper than good steaks of red meat and many types of fish but are high in protein and have very low fat.

  • 8.Legumes

These types of food are not only high in proteins but also contain high fiber levels, compared to other forms of plant food. They also contain large amounts of carbohydrates, which slowly release energy to your body throughout the day. They are important for building muscle mass.

8.Legumes
  • 9.Nuts

Although this type of food is rich in fat, it is actually good for bodybuilders. It is ideal to eat nuts in their natural state. Because of the healthy fat and protein in this food, it helps to build muscle mass.

9.Nuts
  • 10.Yogurt

Yogurt is an ideal combination of protein and carbohydrates. In addition, yogurt contains bacteria that improve the health of your intestinal system. Yogurt is one of the many foods you can take to boost the process of building muscle mass.

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Tito Rabat
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Apart for being a busy IT executive, Tito has a passion for cooking for friends and family and is a first class wines connoisseur.

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the need for proper food

The food that we eat provides the body with what it needs. One of its most important jobs is to contribute to the body’s growth and repair. The body is made up of millions of cells. A large proportion of each cell consists of substances called proteins. Proteins are sometimes called the ‘building blocks’ of the body and without them the body cannot grow or repair itself. Some foods are particularly rich in protein, e.g. milk, fish, meat, eggs, cheese.

 Malnutrition is a major cause of serious illness worldwide.

Food for energy
The concept of ‘energy’, is somewhat difficult for many of us to grasp as we usually associate it with work or movement of some kind. In many cases we tend to relate energy to muscular work and we find difficult to explain ourselves that energy can be stored in materials like coal, oil and, in this case, food, and then released.

The release of energy from food through the process of digestion is what follow.
The food that we eat cannot be used by the body unless it has been changed into simple chemical materials; this happens as the food passes down the process of digestion and is turned into materials that can be absorbed by the body.

a good dietWhy does the body need energy?
At this stage, it would be sensible to remind ourselves that the body itself needs energy to keep ourselves alive and well by controlling the most basic functions such as:

  • keep the respiratory system working
  • keep the heart beating and the blood circulating in a proper manner
  • keep itself at the right temperature

Although all foods provide the body with energy, some are richer in starch, some in fats, same in oils than others and so on, all of these can be converted into energy by the body.

In addition to their body-building and energy giving properties, foods contain substances called minerals and vitamins which are essential to the healthy working of the body.

Discriminating from one or another and allowing the intake of safe doses is a good way to avoid non healthy foods and still getting the right amount of energy our body requires on a daily basis.

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