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What foods help build muscle?

Good nutrition supports strength building. A healthy meal plan of five to six small meals per day fuels muscle growth: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, beans, nuts, fish, vegetable oils and plenty of water. Protein, carbohydrates and fat play a major role, as does getting enough calories throughout the day.

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