5 Healthy Foods for muscle building

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To pack on pounds of lean muscle you not only have to get your pre-workout foods and post-workout foods in check but also keep your snacks and other nutrition in check.

So here is the list of 5 foods you must include in your diet:

1. Eggs

Eggs are not only a complete protein but also contain all nine amino acids, the right kind of fat and Vitamin D. To add fuel to the fire, the eggs contain good cholesterol that help in the regulation of natural hormones like testosterone and growth hormone. The half a gram of leucine also helps add on the muscle in this value for money food source.

2. Salmon

Salmon is not only loaded with protein but is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are immensely crucial for building and repairing muscle fibers. It improves memory, reduces cholesterol, and improves metabolism. Need I say more?

3. Almonds

Almonds are not only the richest in nutrients in all the nuts as it contains Vitamin E. It also contains high levels of Vitamin B which insures energy metabolism. Furthermore, it is full of protein and fiber along with healthy fats making it the ideal snack for muscle building, reduction of joint pain and providing clean energy.

4. Sweet Potato

Carbohydrates are vitally important for giving your body sufficient energy and helping your body to grow. Of all the starchy foods, sweet potato is your best bet due to its low glycemic index and thus helping any person satisfy their hunger needs and making it an ideal pre-workout food.

5. Quinoa

One cup of quinoa contains 222 calories and 8g of protein making it a go-to source for carbohydrates rather than brown rice because it is not a grain like rice but rather a plant like spinach. Along with a low glycemic index, meaning that it will keep you fuller for longer, and a rich amino acid profile. Practically speaking, it cooks in 15 minutes and helps increase your IGF-1 (insulin growth hormone).

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