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3 Great Foods for Building Muscle and Burning Fat

By Genevieve Cunningham

Building muscle is important. Not only does it provide the body with strength, but it also significantly alters the way that we look. When we have strong, toned muscles, we look and feel better as a whole. But how do we develop these kinds of muscles? While a good weightlifting routine is definitely a necessity, it’s also important to fit your diet to meet your needs. If you want to build muscle, burn fat, and sculpt the body of your dreams, take a look at these foods to add to your diet today.


Eggs are an excellent choice for anyone looking to build more muscle. They contain healthy amounts of protein, which greatly contributes to bigger muscles and greater strength. Eggs also contain healthy amounts of fat. While this might sound like bad news, healthy fats are necessary to help keep the body balanced and in the best condition. If you want more protein with less of the fat, skip the yolk and stick to the whites instead.


Water is an essential part of all body functions. If you're not getting enough water, your body will become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to a multitude of negative symptoms including headaches, muscle cramps, digestive issues, and many others. It can also prevent the body from improving. Drinking more water every day is an easy way to improve your diet and get your body moving toward a more desirable appearance.


Fish is an excellent source of both protein as well as healthy oils. This combination works to build strength and power in the muscles, as well as more flexibility to make exercise a bit easier. If you choose a lean fish -- something like salmon -- you’ll also be adding a lean protein to your meal. Aim to eat fish two or three times per week, and you’ll be on your way to a muscle building, fat burning diet in no time.

If you really want to have a fit body, it’s possible! But you have to be proactive and smart about your workout and diet choices. Fueling your body properly is half the battle! Though you might have to relearn some bad habits, making changes might finally get some results. Use these foods to get you moving in the right direction, and build strong muscles for a stable and powerful future.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Thornton, Colo.

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