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Can eating fruits and vegetables help build muscle?

It seems that potassium-rich produce -- like peaches -- give your muscles what they need to stay toned, healthy and able to do their jobs.

A diet heavy in proteins and cereal grains can cause blood to become too acidic. When this happens, muscle tissue can waste away. Fruits and vegetables, though, make your body's pH more alkaline -- mostly thanks to their high potassium content. So it makes sense that people in a recent study who loaded up on potassium-rich produce had more lean muscle mass than their produce-shirking peers.
 

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