10 Foods that can Help you Get Ripped

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 03, 2014

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The term ripped is used to describe a very low body fat level relative to one’s body weight, which creates an appearance of clearly visible striations of muscle and separation between muscles.
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    Get Ripped

    The term ripped is used to describe a very low body fat level relative to one’s bodyweight, which creates an appearance of clearly visible striations of muscle and separation between muscles.

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    Chicken Breast

    To get ripped you need to get more muscles. Chicken breast is one of the most recommended foods for building muscles.  For every 100 grams of chicken breast you get 30 grams of protein, with minimal fat. Chicken breasts are relatively inexpensive, easy to cook and can be served in many different styles.

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    Whole eggs

    Start your day with more than just a couple of eggs to gain muscles and weight rapidly. Whole eggs provide great protein content at 6 to 8 grams per egg, and are also rich in vitamins, zinc, iron and calcium making them one of the most complete muscle building foods.

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    Water

    Hydration is an important part of building muscle, even more important than most of the foods. If you wish to have a great physique, keep your muscles hydrated. It will increase your strength, increase energy levels and aid in proper digestion.

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    Sweet Potato

    To add muscle you need extra calories floating around your bloodstream, and it is important you don't get too many from carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are rich source of carbohydrates which are an essential nutrient for your body, and they also help you add on additional muscle.  Additionally, they're packed with vitamins and minerals to help you maintain normal blood sugar levels, and keep you feeling fuller longer.

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    Pineapple

    Pineapples are a rich source of a protein-digesting enzyme named bromelein. It’s also been shown to reduce muscle inflammation, making it a great addition to your post-workout meal.

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    Almonds

    Almonds provide a good source of protein and fat, but it’s their Vitamin E that is most beneficial to your muscles. The powerful antioxidant fights free radicals and helps you recover quicker from your workouts.

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    Spinach

    A couple of years ago, researchers at Rutgers University showed that the phytoecdysteroids contained in spinach may increase muscle growth up to 20 percent. You’d need to eat 2 pounds of spinach per day to see the same benefits. Spinach can be the substitute for meat for vegetarian people who are on the run to gain muscles.

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    Chocolate Milk

    In a study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, chocolate milk was just as effective as sports drinks at increasing total exercise output, and delaying exhaustion. Although it seems too good to be true, but chocolate milk can help you build more muscles.

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    Cottage Cheese

    Some might consider this a dessert, but it's also one of the best muscle-building foods you’ll find. Just one cup of cottage cheese can pack 28 grams of protein. And the snack is made up of a combination of fast and slow digestion proteins, so you can stave off hunger.

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    Broccoli

    Add broccoli and other fibrous vegetables like asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, onions and leeks on your post workout diet. Utilize their vitamin and mineral content and get ripped.

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