If you've ever been on a high-protein diet, you've probably developed a powerful hatred for chicken breasts.
Chicken breast, while heralded among body builders for its lean protein, is also one of the most bland and boring things you can eat. Spices and seasoning can help, sure, as can tossing the bird on the grill, but there's only so much chicken a person can handle.
If you're sick of chicken breast (or that other protein go-to, salmon), here are eight foods designed to shake up your diet, awaken your taste buds, and help you on your way to more muscle. Each is loaded with protein, the key nutrient you'll want to target. Aim for 30 grams of protein at each meal to reap its muscle-building, belly-filling powers.
Yes, protein can help you fill up too. That's due to something dieticians call "satiety," which is basically how full you feel after you've eaten a meal. Because protein takes longer to digest then say, the empty carbohydrates from two slices of white bread, the nutrient can delay your hunger signals from firing.
There's another side benefit to diversifying your protein intake too: different proteins contain different nutrients. If you're only eating chicken breasts, you're missing the blood-boosting iron in red meat, the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in seafood, and the antioxidants of certain protein-rich plant foods.
So it's time to open your mind and your mouth when it comes to foods that build muscle.
Via Men's Health