Top 10 Foods to Gain Muscle Mass
By now you’ve probably heard that getting your abs on display requires more than exercise, it requires proper diet. Well, the same can be said for gaining muscle mass. While you will need to workout, intensely, with heavy weights, you’ll also importantly need to eat the right foods.
Without the right fuel, your body wont be able to respond how you’d like. So what is the right fuel for muscle gain? While there are many foods that will help, some are better than others, and the best of the best have been put into a list by Wayne Griffins in Breaking Muscle:
1. Lean Beef
This should be a staple of your diet if you want to gain muscle mass. Lean beef is loaded with all sorts of things conducive to muscle growth, including iron, zinc and B-vitamins. More importantly, it provides your body with high quality protein (not all proteins are equal), and a high level of amino acid that works with insulin to promote muscle growth. For those who are trying to lose weight, this should come as great news – a 3oz serving of lean beef provides roughly the same amount of protein as 1.5 cups of beans, but at half the calories.
Meat is a good example of a food that can be both good and bad depending on your goals and type of activity. For muscle gain, it’s great, but in many other circumstances it is avoidable. Check out the full post for the rest of the list.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.