High Protein Foods Are Essential
For Building Strong Muscle

One of the biggest health benefits of high protein foods is that they help to build strong muscle.

That may not sound like a big deal, but it is. Especially if your are someone that is looking to build muscle.

To gain a better understanding of the protein/muscle relationship let's think of muscles as a car. And protein as the fuel for the car.

It makes sense that just as a car needs fuel to operate, muscles will not 'operate' without enough protein.

And just as the car will not operate without fuel, the car will also 'break down' if not maintained properly.

Who and why would you want to increase muscle and body size?

Most commonly, the 'who' is body builders and weight lifters, and the 'why' is simple, to build stronger muscles.

During a weightlifting or strength training workout, muscles are broken down by the repetition of the exercise. After exercising, it is commonly known that eating protein rich foods helps to rebuild, repair, and hydrate the muscles.

Although research points to the postive health benefits such a routine can produce, there are just as many health experts who agree that too much protein can increase the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and stroke.

Protein rich foods include:
  • Red Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Dairy

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