Eat Strong: 11 Foods That Build Lean Muscle


7. Spinach

One of the most heart-healthy foods most dieters swear by, spinach also helps prevent muscle and bone loss, as well as many forms of cancer. Try sautéing baby spinach leaves in garlic and extra virgin olive oil as a side dish for salmon, and you’ll have a lean and nutrient packed dinner. Or, start your day with a green spinach smoothie to speed up your metabolism and build lean muscle.