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4 Foods That Help Build More Muscle

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people want more muscle. Even if they don't say those exact words, this is often the goal that they're trying to achieve. When people want to lose weight, it usually means burn fat and build muscle. But besides the obvious weightlifting routine, what can be done to help your body create more muscle mass? Surprisingly to many, the answer may be in your diet. If you're looking to sculpt your body and build more muscle definition, take a look at these four foods that you should add to your normal menu today.


Eggs are an excellent food for building muscle. This tasty breakfast food contains both natural healthy fats as well as plenty of protein. This combination makes it an excellent choice when you're trying to lean out the body and create definition. You can eat eggs in a multitude of ways. Fry them, boil them, scramble them, or eat them any which way to gain the healthy benefits and sculpt the body.


Most people don't imagine spinach when they think of muscle building foods, but this is an excellent option for vegetarians. Spinach is a dark leafy green that contains massive amounts of Vitamin C as well as protein. While you can certainly eat spinach out of the can, this is not necessarily the tastiest option. Try buying fresh spinach, tossing it in a salad, and enjoying the slightly spicy yet fresh taste that it provides.

Greek Yogurt

If you're looking for a light breakfast option, why not use Greek yogurt? Greek yogurt is not only delicious, but it also contains the protein needed to build more muscle. If you don't want to eat it for breakfast, you can also add it into other dishes in order to thicken it. Mashed potatoes, fruit salads, and plenty of other foods go well with Greek yogurt to enhance your diet while also building the muscle you want.


Bananas are known for their ability to reduce muscle cramps. This delicious fruit contains high amounts of the nutrient potassium. Potassium is great for alleviating as well as preventing muscle cramps. While this doesn't directly build more muscle, the comfort in the body allows for more intense exercise that can then lead to more muscle. This is also an excellent choice for eating after your workout is complete in order to help your body recover and heal.

Building more muscle means burning fat and showing definition in your body. It means being stronger, more stable, and better balanced all the way around. To reach your ultimate goal, pick up a regular weight lifting routine and add these foods to your diet. With some small changes, you may see some significant changes in your body to get you closer to the goals that you have been working toward.

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

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