10 Best Foods For Weight Gain

Luckily, there are plenty of foods that can speed up the process and help you gain weight faster and pack on some muscle.

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1. Milk

Milk is one of the most affordable and well-rounded additions you can make to your muscle gaining diet; packed full of beneficial vitamins and minerals as well as being energy dense and a good source of protein.

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2. Protein supplements and smoothies

Protein supplements are one of, if not the, best foods for increasing your total protein intake as well as your energy intake. They’re the highest quality form of protein we’re currently aware of4 and, when it comes to their use, they’re highly versatile.

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3. Salmon and oily fish

Salmon and oily fish tick our two main boxes; energy dense and packed full of protein. Great! But it doesn’t end there, oh no. Salmon and other forms of oily fish are also rich in “healthy” fats.

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4. Nuts and nut butters

Nuts and nut butters are a fantastic addition to a muscle building diet; packed full of healthy fats and energy dense as well as being a bountiful source of vitamins and minerals.

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5. Oats and other wholegrain cereals

Oats are a wonderful source of protein, minerals, fibre and energy. With the added food intake, you’d want to be conscious of your fibre intake as well (likely requiring an increase) to ensure your digestion functions as it should.

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6. Wholegrain rice, pasta and quinoa

Carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of energy and wholegrain rice, pasta, and quinoa are great sources as well as being sources of fibre and other vitamins and minerals.

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7. Potatoes

Potatoes are just as great as rice, pasta and other grains for providing us the carbohydrates we need to fuel our performance, recovery and muscle growth.

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8. Protein bars

Protein bars are one of the best snacks you can have on a muscle building diet. Packed full of protein (name gives it away) but also a good source of added energy and, in many cases, fibre.

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