5 Foods to Build Muscle

If you want to get strong without bulking up – try increasing your intake of these muscle-boosting foods.


This meat contains one of the highest concentrations of muscle building substances called dipeptides. A study found that athletes who regularly ate 144g portions of turkey breast meat saw their performance improve – especially the runners, rowers, cyclists & speed skaters.

Live Yogurt

Weight bearing exercise helps make bones stronger but it also puts them under pressure. Calcium rich bio-yogurt  contains vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium and boost bone density. It’s a great way to replace calcium lost through sweat too.


Cashew nuts make a handy snack when you’ve worked up an appetite. Packed with plenty of protein and magnesium, cashews are a great way to combat muscle fatigue and increase strength.


Trout contains only a third of the fat of salmon so is an excellent choice if you’re trying to lose fat and build muscle. It is packed with essential fatty acids which improve the delivery of oxygen around the body & it’s packed with protein for muscle growth.


Low in fat and full of slow release carbs, quinoa is also one of the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom. It contains all 8 essential amino acids which boost your body’s recovery after training and speed up muscle growth.