As I explain on my page dedicated to amino acids, muscle building protein is a term I correctly use to describe protein sources that can be used by your body to build new muscle.
Many people do not realize that most of the proteins found in our foods do not contain all of the necessary components for muscle building.
For instance, it doesn’t matter how much protein you consume from beans, rice, bread or pasta, your body cannot use the protein in these foods to build new muscle.
You should visit my page on amino acids to understand how they are used by your body and why only certain protein sources are effective at building new muscle. There is a link to my amino acids page at the bottom of this page.
Once you understand amino acids and how they relate to the various protein sources, you will likely be wondering what protein sources can actually be used to build new muscle.
Not to worry, I have put together a list of protein sources and have also listed several of the most common sources of protein which cannot be used by your body to build new muscle.
The following is a list of muscle building proteins:
- Chicken (Poultry)
- Beef – Steak, Ground Beef, Chuck, Jerky, etc.
- Dairy – Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, etc.
- Eggs – Hard Boiled, Egg Beaters Brand, Deviled
- Whey – Protein Powder
- Soy – Burgers, Protein Powder, etc.
- Pork – Ham, Bacon, etc.
- Turkey – Breast, Deli, Whole, etc.
Here is a list of common protein sources that cannot be used by your body for building new muscle:
There are certainly many other protein sources that cannot be used for muscle building which are not listed above, but if the protein source is not found in my list of muscle building proteins, it is likely a protein source that your body cannot use for building new muscle.
In order to reach your bodybuilding goals you will need to make sure that you are consuming the right protein sources and in the right amounts.
All protein sources are not created equal when it comes to their muscle building potential and anybody looking to build new muscle needs to know which protein sources are useful for building new muscle.
By consuming muscle building protein from the sources listed above, you will ensure that you are providing your body with the right proteins necessary to build new muscle and maximize your muscle and strength gains.