“This year I will be stronger, heavier, braver and unstoppable.” I guess for the skinny people out there the new year resolution diary starts like this. But the bitter reality is that for some people, gaining weight or adding muscle can be just as strenuous as losing weight for others. Nevertheless, consuming certain foods in your diet can help you gain weight in an easy and effective way. Here are 18 of the best foods to help you gain weight or add to muscle tonicity.
1. Homemade Protein Smoothies
What not can be made at home at these days? Chocolate banana Nut Shake, Vanilla Berry Shake, Chocolate Hazelnut Shake, Caramel apple shake, Vanilla blueberry shake, Super green shake are lip smacking protein smoothie recepies. They include the highly nutritious milk and whey protein.
Convenient and easy to find in the market, Rice is a low-cost carb source to help you gain weight. It is extremely helpful in increasing the appetite and is easy to consume and digest.
3. Nuts and Nut Butters
Nuts and nut butters supply a good amount of key vitamins and minerals that you need for good health. They are an excellent choice to gain weight. They are very delicious and are become a part of many healthy snacks and recepies.
4. Red Meats
Red meat is the best sources of protein and help to develop a lean muscle. It includes leucine, an amino acid that helps stimulate muscle protein synthesis. The thicker the meat, the more calories you will intake.
5. Potatoes and Starches
Not only do potatoes and other starches add carbs and calories to help you gain weight — they also help in the enlargement of the muscle by adding to glycogen reserves.
6. Dried Fruit
Dried fruits are the most trusted and purest form of proteins to gain weight. They are packed with calories and a very high fiber and sugar content.
7. Whole-Grain Bread
They can be a good carb diet, effective to gain weight. They are mostly taken in combination with other protein sources and are easily available in grocery stores.
Hence we conclude that being underweight can be just as unhealthy as being obese — if not more. People who are underweight are at risk of osteoporosis, infections, fertility problems and early death.