Three Worst Foods for Building Muscle

Three Worst Foods for Building Muscle

Have you ever tried to gain muscle? If so, then you know how difficult it can be. At first the gains come easy, but then they quickly slow down. However, if you want to gain the most muscle possible, and keep it going for years to come, then you need to eat the right kinds of food. Usually that means a high protein diet.

But, sometimes we get feed misinformation on what is good to eat and what is bad to eat. If you want to gain the most muscle possible, then stay away from these three foods.


This is one of the worst foods for gaining muscle. It is essentially sugar water with dye. On average, there is at least 40g of sugar in most soft drinks. And yes, carbohydrates can give you energy and help you recover faster after you exercise, but there are much better choices than soda. Soda doesn’t have any beneficial ingredients for gaining muscle. If you want to get fatter, then drink all the soda you want.

Soy and Soy Protein

Soy is terrible for men. It can cause your body to produce more estrogen, something that every sane man doesn’t want. Some people will argue that soy contains protein, which can help you build muscle. Wrong again. Yes, soy does have protein, but not enough to help you build muscle. Besides, even if your body could easily use protein from plants to build muscle, the negative effects of soy greatly outweigh its benefits. There’s a reason why emotionally unstable and overweight men with no muscle are called “soy boys.”


If you think that eating candy can help you build muscle, you are wrong. However, candy is great at doing some things. Like making you fat and increasing the likelihood that you will die from a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. Not only is candy loaded with sugar, but most candy bars also have a ton of fat. The fat in the candy isn’t bad, except for the fact that it is paired with so much sugar. The excessive sugar in candy makes it more likely that you will store the fat as body fat.

To gain muscle you need amino acids (from protein) and enough calories from other sources to turn those amino acids into muscle tissue. Soda, soy, and candy not only don’t have amino acids, but they are loaded with the most addictive drug on the planet, sugar.


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