The Best Kind of Meat for Muscle Building

You need the nutrient in meats which is protein if you want to have a leaner body and in order to build your muscle. Protein is necessary to help in losing fats. It promotes satiety or the feeling of fullness. In times of low calorie nutrition, the protein aids in muscle tissue sparring. Protein is vital to our body and can be found in different animal sources such as the fish, beef, and chicken. The meats of these animals are also low in a carbohydrate which is good for the muscles. The proteins from these animals are known to be complete. It means the body cannot create these nutrients unless taken in or consumed from food. However it all depends on your health status, fitness goals, medical issues as well as body type. It may seem to produce good benefits to other people but it is still connected to the calorie could and fat content compared to the main protein source.


animal meats


Cows are the source of beef meat. It has more fat content when compared to other meat produce from fish or chicken. The composition of the fat from a beef meat usually depends on how the animal was being fed when still alive. The cows who feed on grass produces meat that contain less fat but has a high amount of fatty acids such as the omega- 3 compared to the cows who feed on grains. The omega-3 has anti- inflammatory properties. It also aids in burning the fats and building the body muscles. Beef cuts that are known to be the leanest are the following types of steaks:

  • ¬†Steak Sirloin Tip- Side (contains 5.4 gram fat per servings of 3.5 ounce)
  • ¬†Roasted or Steak Round Eye (contains 7 gram fat per servings of 3.5 ounce)
  • Roasted or Steak atop Round (contains 7.6 gram fat per servings of 3.5 ounce)
  • Steak Top Sirloin (contains 10.6 gram fat per servings of 3.5 ounce)
  • Roasted or Steak Bottom Round (contains 11 gram fat per servings of 3.5 ounce) Beef cuts that are known to be the fattiest are the following type of steaks:
  • Steak Rib Eye (contains 37.6 gram fat)
  • Steak T- bone (contains 25.6 gram fat)

Checking data on different nutrition sites like the USDA’s, there are variations of fat content that can be found in a filet mignon in contrary to the belief of most people that it is a leaner cut. The fat found on it ranges from 3 grams of fat per serving up to more or less 15 grams of fat.

beef meat


The white meat that can be found in chicken is definitely contain low fat but high of protein content. Compared to filet mignon, I saw many nutritional profiles on the internet with lots of variations from fat content that ranges from a gram up to 6 gram fat per servings of 4 ounces of those skinless breasts. The skinless dark meats of the chicken’s fat ranges from 6 up to 12 grams per servings but still it depends on the main source of nutrition data. A chicken skin is composed of mostly fat content. When eating chicken skin, you are quickly adding up extra calories and unwanted fats on your diet. So it is always best to not eat the chicken’s skin instead, eat healthier and obtain fats from natural sources like from the nuts, the olive oil or the coconut oil, and the fruits such as the avocado.


Chicken meat


Fishes are rich in protein and it is a far better healthier choice. Fishes that is fattier and comes from the cold water generally contains a great amount of good for the heart and muscles fatty acids omega-3. Wild fishes on the other hand are known to have more fat profiles when compared to fishes that are farm raised most especially the salmon. But it should also be kept in mind when there is increased amounts of fat content even the healthiest type of fats will also mean high in calories so monitor your consumption. Some of the fishes also are high in mercury which is harmful to our body so limit your intake or avoid these fish sources such as the larger fishes on the sea. The Ahi tuna, shark, king mackerel, and swordfish are one of those to name a few which contains mercury. Some smaller fishes like the sardines are best because they are rich in omega-3 and protein also they are low in amount of toxins. It is not that expensive as well as very accessible. If you eat tunas in can, choose the light tuna because it has low mercury level than albacore. But a better choice is canned salmon although you must consider the fat content if you are being fitness wise. On the other hand, a pink salmon in can is very rich in protein, very affordable, and low fat content and toxins.

fish meat

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