Foods to Eat for Muscle and Strength

Hemp Seeds

These hemp seeds can be added to smoothies, baked goods, and pasta bowls. Eat these any way you can, as just three tablespoons (uncooked) packs nearly 10 grams of protein


Oats are a curious addition to the list, as, on the surface, they seem very similar to other grains. However, the primary type of protein in oats—avenalin — isn’t found in any other grain


Almonds are definitely the healthiest nut, and they’re ranked second in terms of protein, but peanuts still reign supreme. While a one-quarter cup serving of almonds has 7 grams of protein


Pork gets something of a bad rap. People enjoy consuming large amounts of fat with a little pig meat on it (see bacon or pork belly) or serving pork mixed with who-knows

Pumpkin Seeds

Every year, hundreds of millions of American pumpkins are torn from their roots and brutally slaughtered for our macabre holiday traditions. We liquefy their guts for our feasts


When cooked, quinoa seems like it’s another grain—you soak it in boiling water like pasta or oats—but you’re actually eating the seeds of a flowering herbaceous plant.


Shrimp are basically just water-soaked pieces of protein. (But try not to remember that the next time you’re dishing out extra money for some.) The average baked or broiled shrimp


Black beans, white beans, kidney beans, and the aforementioned garbanzo beans are all great ways to add protein to your meals, but nothing compares to soybeans


Chicken gets a lot of attention in the poultry department, but don’t forget about turkey! The ratio is the same at 8 grams of protein per ounce, so don’t think of turkey as just a Novembe

Protein packed foods that gain muscles