7 Protein Foods For Gym-Goers

Are you a gym fan? Well, if your answer is “YES,” the majority of you will agree that protein plays a major role in building a healthy physique. Let us find out which forms of protein can one consume when heading for a gym workout.

Are you a gym fan? Well, if your answer is “YES,” the majority of you will agree that protein plays a major role in building a healthy physique. Let us find out which forms of protein can one consume when heading for a gym workout. 

Gym-goers love protein diets which help in building muscle mass and keep you fit as well. If you are into heavy workouts, you surely know how popular protein drinks are. Whether it is youngsters, teenagers, or adults sweating out in the gym, all swear by protein drinks. But, here the question arises- Are those protein supplements healthy? Do they cause any side effects?

Well, the answer is- The biggest mistake most people make is relying on too many protein supplements to build muscle mass for abs and a great physique. This causes ignorance towards natural and real protein foods. Here are some protein-rich foods which you can include in your daily diet. 

7 Natural protein-rich foods for gym goers


This is a great source of protein. So, ditch the artificial protein source and embrace the real protein source from eggs. Eggs are considered the best muscle food. It is great to keep yourself full for a longer time and helps control hunger pangs naturally. Eggs have a higher amount of protein in the form of natural essential amino acids than any other food supplement in your supermarket. 

Chicken Breast 

Many gym goers swear by eating healthy lean meat. It is low in cholesterol and high in protein content. After eggs, chicken breast is the next form of protein which is popular for its benefits in improving muscle pass in a short time by initiating protein metabolism at its best. It is important to consume chicken breast without skin, which provides good protein content. 


Do you love seafood? Well, if your answer is “YES.” Salmon is a great source of protein with high omega-3 fatty acids which are considered a healthy fat. As per research, it is confirmed that salmon offers 25% more protein than any other type of fish or kind of seafood. 

Are you veggie? Do not worry! We have some plant-based protein sources as well which work great for muscle building. 

Cottage cheese 

This is popularly known as “Paneer.” Vegetarians love cottage cheese and it has a high source of protein. The trick here is to choose paneer prepared from low-fat milk. You can also prepare homemade healthy cottage cheese with help of milk and lemon which is nutritious and has amazing protein elements.

Wheat bran 

Not many know this fact. But, adding wheat bran to your meals or having wheat bran simple Rotis daily can contribute towards healthy protein intake in your diet. 

Beans, pulses, and lentils 

Kidney beans, black beans, pulses, lentils, and dals are good and healthy sources of protein. Plant-based protein is a great choice for people who want to lose weight. 

Seeds and Nuts 

Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cashews are amazing nuts that have high protein content. Do not forget the seeds such as flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds which are high in protein and fiber content. 

So, next time you are heading towards purchasing a protein supplement for the gym, choose natural protein from animal and plant sources which is beneficial for your overall well-being. 

Tags : #gymgoers #healthyproteindiet #proteinfoods #naturalprotein #proteinsupplements #smitakumar #medicircle #myhealth

About the Author

Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...


Trending Now

The National Health Policy achieved a new milestoneDecember 01, 2022
World AIDS Day- 1st December 2022December 01, 2022
Burning Mouth Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions December 01, 2022
Vetic Raises $3.7 Mn in Seed Funding December 01, 2022
Diagnostic lab test with time-bound and standardized solutions by PhleboIndiaDecember 01, 2022
Why is Early Intervention (EI) so important for autism?November 30, 2022
Heart failure – Symptoms, risk factors, and treatmentNovember 30, 2022
How to consume Bulletproof coffee for weight loss?November 30, 2022
MedySeva Gives New Dimension to Affordable TelehealthNovember 29, 2022
A mental healthcare revolution with Trijog November 29, 2022
Health Basix – In-school healthcare partner for your kidsNovember 28, 2022
Health-tech startup Healthkart raises Rs 536.52 Crore led by TemasekNovember 28, 2022
TummyFriendly Foods – Harmless Bio-available nutrition for little onesNovember 28, 2022
Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions to Lung Cancer November 28, 2022
5 reasons behind premature hair grayingNovember 26, 2022
Connect2MyDoctor’s cARe - Augmented Reality tool playing a crucial role in patient educationNovember 26, 2022
Bollywood Actor Kajal Aggarwal invests in D2c Startup TACNovember 26, 2022
Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Preventive Solutions for Ovarian Cancer November 26, 2022
Men’s health firm Bonatra raises Rs 5.5 Cr in the pre-seed funding roundNovember 25, 2022
Why is Samantha Ruth Prabhu hospitalized again in Hyderabad?November 25, 2022