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7 Quintessential Foods to Help You Build Muscle

Bulk: done. Buff: pending.

Already done and done bulking up that body so you don’t look like a teenager who isn’t even close to puberty yet? Good. Now that you got the right measures of muscle, is time to start chiseling it, and chiseling it strongly.

The best foods to eat when building muscle are those with protein content that can more optimally aid the repairment and strengthening of your muscle tissue after a nice, proper beating with your workout routine. Once you start adopting these foods into your daily menu don’t be surprised if they become personal favorites even when you are not muscling-up.

What are the best foods to build muscle?

Grass-Fed Beef

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Grass-Fed Beef below.
Much of the beef sold in grocery stores are soy fed which significantly affects muscle development. 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef ensures your muscles feel the optimal benefit from beef consumption.

Free-range Organic Chicken

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Free-range Organic Chicken below.
Free from antibiotics, hormones and anything artificial, this ensures the chicken provides as much healthy protein as possible to you the consumer.

Heritage Breed Pork

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Heritage Breed Pork below.
These are pigs with unique genetic traits humanely raised on an organic farm with sustainable practices that maximize the nutritional benefit of the meat.

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

This recommendation came from Rio Rocket from RioRocket, you can find out more about Rio Rocket here, or read more about their recommendation of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon below.
One of the healthiest foods around with 10g of healthy fat (omega 3: 1.58g, omega 6: 0.11g) and 30.5g of protein per serving, the benefits to muscle building are matched by few other foods. This form of salmon also has a superior vitamin and mineral profile to most foods available.

Animal Based Protein

This recommendation came from Robert S. Herbst, you can read more about his recommendation of Animal Based Protein below.
Animal based protein is the best because it is complete, meaning it has all the amino acids. Plant based foods do not. Sometimes though you want a quick absorbing protein such as whey immediately after a workout when the muscles are most receptive to protein. Other times you want chicken or fish to support long term growth. Sometimes there is nothing better than lean red meat because it contains testosterone.

Almonds

This recommendation came from Carolyn Dean, MD, ND from DrCarolynDean, you can find out more about Carolyn Dean here, or read more about their recommendation of Almonds below.
Almonds are a great source of protein which helps to build muscle. About a half a cup of almonds provides 16 grams of protein and a good amount of vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. All important for energy production, proper muscle function and muscle recovery from exercise and exertion. Organic eggs are a great source of high-quality protein, healthy fats, B vitamins and choline for building lean muscle. Eggs also contain large amounts of the amino acid leucine, which is especially vital for lean muscle gain because proteins are made up of amino acids. Additionally, B vitamins provide an important contribution to energy production making eggs an all around great food for muscle building.

Peanut Butter

This recommendation came from Stacy Caprio from Stacy Caprio Inc., you can find out more about Stacy Caprio here, or read more about their recommendation of Peanut Butter below.
Peanut butter is a great food to build muscle and help give your body protein after a workout. It is high in good fats and protein and a great tasty snack that can be added to bananas, crackers and more as a quick protein-boosting muscle builder.

Who contributed to this article?

Rio Rocket from RioRocket

Robert S. Herbst

Carolyn Dean from DrCarolynDean

Stacy Caprio from Stacy Caprio Inc.

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