8 Ideal Foods for Building Muscle

Foods for Building Muscle

To body builders, nutrient contribute up to 70% to your muscle shaping process.And these are the 8 kinds of food that can help you archive an ideal body.


Foods for Building Muscle




Egg yolk contain cholesteron that help generate steroid hormon and half gram in each yolk is consider a boost to your muscle. It also has a lot of protein, and has most mineral, vitamin. Egg is considered the number 1 food for athletes.




Mentioning body builders or weightlifter, people often also mention beef. It’s because beef contain the highest amount of protein among the popular types of meat that people eat everyday. Every 100 gram of beef contain 24-27 gram protein, that’s higher than 19/100 gram of the pork, but it also contain less cholesterol ( 84mg compare to 86-90mg). Beside, beef is rich of iron, which is suitable for people who do heavy sports. Beef’s biggest downside is that they are quite expensive.




Egg, beef, chicken and fish are 4 top sources of protein for people who wants to have perfect muscles. Chicken has higher protein content than pork but lower than beef, around 22/100 gram. However chicken contain less fat than most other meat. Their fat concentrated on the skin so if you are a body builder it’s best to avoid eating that part.




Fish since the old time has always been considered as the most healthy source of protein as they contain the cholesteron that is good for your cardiovascular. Fish fat contain DHA, Omega 3 that is good for brain and eyes, also help the process of resolving protein.

5.Whey Protein


Whey Protein

Whey protein is a product made from cow’s milk when they extract butter, cream and protein in the process of making cheese, or seperate to get protein. Whey protein is often packed as nutrient powder in big jar or package. User will then dissolve them in warm water, milk or fruit juice to make liquid food. 100 gram of whey powder contain up to 80-90% protein so it is considered “the golden food” for athlete, and especially for body builders




Soy bean can be made into foods like tofu. Soy milk is an excellent source of protein from plants. Moreover, almost every kind of beans contain high protein like white bean, black beans etc.




Cashew nut, peanut, chestnut, almond, etc. are all kinds of nuts contain good for body fat and provide a lot calorie and also help reduce your hunger. Therefore these oilseeds are considered an ideal snack before and after a trainning session.

8. Yoghurt



Yoghurt is a perfect source of nutrient for every subject, event people who dont do sport, as it is made from milk, provide energy at the low rate, rich of calcium and quite high protein. Microbe yeast in yoghurt prompt your digestive tract, making digestion more effective. A small cup of yoghurt after each meal is considered “the golden recipe” to make food digesting become easier and faster, especially when you consume a large amount of protein in the process of building up your muscles.


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