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Top 5 Foods to Build Your Muscles, Read Here

To become fit and healthy, building muscles is important. To get started, you must exercise first and also consume nutritious food. High-protein foods are important for gaining muscles, but carbs and fats are also necessary for energy.

Today we will list 5 food items that will help build your muscles:

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  • Eggs: They contain high-quality protein, healthy fats and other important nutrients like Vitamin B and choline. It contains amino acids which are crucial for muscle gain.
  • Brown Rice: Cooked brown rice provides only 5 grams of protein per cup, but it has carbs that you need for energy. Consuming brown rice before your exercise regime gives you the energy for a long and healthy workout.
  • Whey Protein: Whey Protein powder boosts your protein content and you can mix it in your shakes and drinks. It is available in powder form in supermarkets/grocery stores.
  • Peanuts: Peanuts are rich in protein, fat and carbs. They also contain amino acids that give you energy. Eating peanuts or peanut butter is a great way to get some extra calories and nutrients.
  • Beans and Dal: Pulses like lentils, beans and chickpeas are a healthy dose of plant-based protein for muscle building. They are a great source of energy as it contains carbs and fibre that fuel your workouts. Pulses also contain magnesium which is essential for muscle building.

Most of these food items are included in our regular Indian meal. Many experts suggest that an Indian meal/thali is the perfect balanced diet you can follow as they are nutritious and has all the necessary minerals, and nutrients to keep you healthy.

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