March 10, 2016 william

5 Surprising Protein Foods Great For Muscle Building

What foods do you think of when you consider proteins? Probably, meats and eggs. But, here’s a few more you can add for greater variety!

1. The Friendly Fungi

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Mushrooms are not only a great source of protein, they have plenty of vitamins and are low in calories.

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2. Beans

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A familiar source of protein, beans are rich in iron and a variety of amino acids.

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3. Quinoa

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This grain is gaining traction, fast. Served in both grain or flour forms, quinoa strengthens bones and maintains muscles. It also rids the body of bad cholesterol and hypertension.

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4. Buckwheat

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This protein may be less well known, but just as important as the others. Easy to add in salads or served as a cooked grain, it aids in digestion and helps prevent anemia.

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5. A Favorite Classic, Peanut Butter

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This is a great food to help build muscle mass. High in protein and “good” fats, the peanut butter should be organic to avoid unwanted sugars and oils.

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