The Top 10 Foods For Muscle Building


6. Cottage Cheese

It could be surprising that cheese is a top source of protein. Cottage cheese has two benefits, firstly it boasts a good amount of protein and second the protein is slow release so eating it before bed will keep the body anabolic whilst you sleep. Cottage cheese per cup has 27.1g of protein, 5.3g of protein and 5.5g of carbohydrates.

7. Whey Protein

Protein shakes are a handy way to supplement your diet and add a great deal of protein in one meal. There are hundreds of different protein brands on the market so try to find something basic and with good nutrition information. 100g of whey protein has 31g of protein, 9g of fat and 49g of carbs.

8. Almonds

This nut is a very good source of fats for the body and high protein. Almonds can be used in between meals whilst you’re on the go at work or just out and about. A cup of almonds contains a whopping 30g of protein, 71.4g of fat and 27.8g of carbohydrates.

9. Milk

One of the staples of a bodybuilding diet is milk. Consuming skim or even whole milk packs some serious protein. The benefit of milk for muscle gain has even been built into the GOMAD (Gallon of Milk a Day) diet. 1 cup of milk contains 7.9g of protein, 7.9g of fat and 11g of carbs.

10. Tofu

Whilst not a mainstream source of protein this soybean packs a serious protein punch. It is useful as a protein source for vegetarians and can be used creatively in cooking high protein meals. 1 cup of tofu has 3.9g of protein, 2.1 g of fat and 15.3g of carbs

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