8 Muscle-Building Foods

Muscle gains don't just happen on the gym floor. Feed your muscles the right foods!


2. Beets
After an intense sweat session, the dietary nitrates in beets can enhance vascular function and aid recovery. Beets are also a good source of the amino acid betaine (pronounced “BEET-uh-een”), which several studies have shown boosts muscular strength.

How to eat: Love beets? Cook and toss them in salads. If the thought of beets makes you cringe, try adding raw beets to a berry-based smoothie or use chocolate protein powder to mask the flavor.

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