The Best Protein For Building Muscle? Get the no BS info here!
So you’re looking for the best protein for building muscle? That’s real good because I’m here to shed some light into this and help you!
The question is a bit too broad so let me break it down a little bit for you.
There are many different kinds of proteins but for now, let’s divide the Protein sources to two categories which are:
Both of these are excellent sources but I personally tend to prefer Protein from different food sources. Don’t get me wrong, I use some Protein supplements myself also and they are not in any way mandatory for building muscle and strength. Protein Supplements are just a more convenient way to get more protein!
With that being said let’s get a bit deeper into these two categories.
There are many excellent sources of foods that are high in protein. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a meat eater or a vegan, there is protein to be found in so many different sources of food.
Different kind of meats are excellent sources for protein. Also meats have vital nutrients and minerals to fuel your bodys muscle building capabilities. There is ton of different cuts of meat and the protein content of each cut varies a bit but usually the highest amounts of protein is in cuts such as Chicken Breast, Beef Tenderloin, Fish Fillets and Pork Loin.
In my opinion all of these meats have their own unique charasteristics and you cannot put one in front of other. All of them are perfectly fine. Here is the most common ones:
I personally try to eat all of these and don’t really favour any of them, they are all delicious in their own way. But if you cannot eat some of these don’t worry, it doesn’t matter! Just stick to the meats you enjoy eating.
So called farm proteins. These have been a staple of bodybuilders since the early ages because they’re relatively cheap and packed with nutrients! Usually proteins in dairy products are released to the bloodstream in a bit gradual way but this makes no difference. Protein is always protein, doesn’t make any differences in the big picture if its digested slowly or rapidly.
Here is some common ones:
- Cheese (My favourite is cottage cheese)
On a daily basis I personally consume Eggs, Milk, Quark and Cottage cheese and these are great additions to top up my daily protein intake to ensure muscle growth.
Nuts and Seeds
These are really nutritious packed with different vitamins and minerals coupled with healthy saturated fats! I personally been eating pumpkin seeds on a daily basis for months already. 100 grams of Pumpkin seeds gives a really potent amount of Magnesium which is in my opinion the best vitamin / mineral along with Vitamin D3 and Zinc.
Here is some common ones that I like to eat:
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Cashew Nuts
That wrap ups the good food sources for protein. So now let’s take a peek for the other part.
There are many kinds of Protein supplements from chocolate bars to ready made drinks. Before there was more different kinds of Protein Powders such as Soy, Casein, Egg and Whey. But nowadays basically every product is made from…
And it’s no wonder. Whey protein has the essential and non-essential amino acids in it. These particles are what your body needs in order to synthesize the proteins (build muscle).
Whey Protein is arguably the most researched and tested form of Protein Powders on the market today. This means that is really safe to use since all the big companies have to monitor their production line with good care.
If you want to know more of different kinds of Whey Protein, check my earlier post about them at HERE!
Common Whey Protein products are:
- Chocolate Bars
- Protein Powder
- Ready Made Drinks
- Weight Gainer Powder
Remember that Whey Protein is just a convenient way to top up your protein intake. By refraining eating Whey you’re not hindering your muscle gains one bit!
That wraps up what is the best protein for building muscle. If you choose to go with any of these what I listed here you’ll guarantee your muscles a good source of protein. So let’s sum up the best sources for protein here:
– Meats (Chicken, Beef, Pork, Fish)
– Dairy (Eggs, Milk, Cheese, Quark)
– Nuts & Seeds (Cashews, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds)
– Whey Protein
Check out my article on health benefits of weightlifting HERE!
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