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Top 5 High-Protein To Build Your Muscle

Growing muscle mass requires consistent exercise, eating enough and high in protein, and motivation because the process is not instant.

Most people know that chicken breast has high protein and is good for building muscle mass. However, there are several meat alternatives that turn out to be high in protein besides chicken breast.

Here are 5 high protein meats that can be used as a substitute for chicken breast.

1. Venison

This is another game meat that can be used in place of beef on occasion. Venison contains about a sixth of the saturated fat found in beef.

It also contains more protein, vitamins, and minerals, such as iron, vitamin B6, niacin, and riboflavin, per serving. If you don't like the gaminess of venison, try marinating it in a citrus-based marinade.

For steaks, stews, and stir-fries, use tenderloin or back straps; Lower hams are best for roasts; tops of hams are best for steaks; lower ribs, belly, and neck are best for stew meat and sausage; and lower ribs, belly, and neck are best for stew meat and sausage.

Protein: (3oz.): 27g

2. Ground Beef (95% Lean)

A 3 oz. serving of 95 percent lean ground beef contains only 164 calories and 4.5 grams of fat, as well as muscle-building creatine and iron, which keeps your energy levels up and your muscles functioning properly.

Because it's lower in calories and fat, you'll want at least 90% lean beef, and if you truly want the best quality, go for grass-fed beef; it's more nutrient-dense.

Protein: (3oz.): 24g

3. Turkey Breast

Turkey breast consumption is traditionally unfairly limited to Thanksgiving and deli meats, despite being the leanest protein known.

Roasted turkey breasts are commonly found alongside rotisserie chickens in stores, giving them a convenient and quick source of high-quality lean protein.

Protein: (3oz.): 26g

4. Tuna Fish

Tuna is a great source of protein for bodybuilders, but don't eat too much of it.

If you eat more than one can of chunk lite tuna each day, you're at risk of ingesting too much mercury and should switch to another item on this list.

Protein: (4oz canned): 20g

5. Halibut

Halibut is a huge saltwater fish that is high in protein, selenium, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. It belongs to the flatfish family (flounder and sole).

Younger, smaller fish (though some can weigh up to 600 pounds) are preferred because their flesh is meaty, firm, and somewhat sweet. Before or after roasting or poaching in olive oil, remove the skin.

Protein: (3oz.): 23g

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