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4 Effective Muscle Building Foods You Should Start Eating for Fitness and Fat Loss

Both nutrition and physical activity are critical if you want to gain lean muscle. To get started, it’s essential to challenge your body through physical activity. However, without proper nutritional support, your progress will stall. High-protein foods are very important for gaining muscle, but carbohydrates and fats are also necessary sources of energy. You just have to consume more protein than carbs and fats. Most people exhibit similar behavior: they train hard, but they don’t give a damn about nutrition. So the time and effort they spend on training are wasted. 

Introducing more nutrient-dense foods into your diet will not only help your muscles grow more defined, but it can also assist rapid weight loss efforts, which will help reveal a more toned you overall. Here are 4 foods you should start taking regularly.

Turkey Breast

72 calories per 3-oz serving. Eat 3 servings per week. Buy it skinless and you get seven grams of muscle-building protein per ounce. Turkey is high in B vitamins, zinc (a known booster of sperm production), and the cancer fighter selenium. “It’s also got a ton of amino acids, and there are little or no saturated fats, this would help you reduce fats and build more muscle.

Peanut Butter

With 6 grams of protein and 16 grams of monounsaturated fats per 2-tablespoon serving, peanut butter is one of the cheapest, easiest, and tastiest ways to up your caloric intake. You can eat it by itself, add it to a protein shake, or even put it in your oatmeal.

Fish Like Salmon, Tuna, and Tilapia

The mega-3 fatty acids in fish like salmon not only reduce inflammation but are also one of the best foods to help you lose fat. How? Fish helps lessen the production of cortisol ( a stress hormone that can lead to increased fat storage). It’s good for both heart and muscular health.

Potatoes

When trying to build muscle on a budget, you will do well to ignore the low-carb dieting fad and at least consume a significant amount of carbs at breakfast and around training time. One of the best, cheapest foods for this purpose is potatoes. One medium-sized red potato has 25-30 grams of carbs. 

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