Top 7 Food Items For Lean-Muscle Building
The first and foremost rule for gaining muscle is to challenge your body with weighted physical activities.You should focus on adding more weight to your physical exercise, each time, to get stronger and to increase muscle mass. Doing compound exercises that work on several muscles at the same time is the key.
However, without proper nutritional support, your progress will stall. Your body uses food to fuel workouts, and recover muscles. Your muscles can’t recover and grow if there’s a shortage of food. Your body uses protein to build new muscle, and recover damaged muscle tissue post-workout, therefore, consuming high protein foods are very important for gaining lean muscle.
My top protein-rich food picks are as follows:
- Chicken Breast
- Greek Yoghurt
- Cottage Cheese
Choosing the best cottage cheese simply depends on how many extra calories you want to add to your diet (especially important for lean muscle building). Regardless of the type of cottage cheese you choose, it’s a great muscle-building snack.
- Protein Supplements
Dairy protein powders, such as whey and casein, are some of the most popular ones, whereas vegan protein powders use soy and peas.
In order to gain lean muscle, focus on exercising regularly with progressive overload on weights and eating the protein rich foods recommended by me.
Dhriti Udeshi is a Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Consultant. She is also a health council member at healthhunt.