9 WORST FOODS DESTROYING YOUR MUSCLES

Fatty Cold Cuts

Cold cuts made from fatty cuts of pork are high in saturated fat and may contribute to muscle impairment.

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Frozen Pizza

Eating too much saturated fat can trigger inflammation, which can hinder recovery and growth after the gym.

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Sweetened Coffee Drinks

Your daily coffee shop habit might be to blame for your plateau at the gym. While the caffeine in coffee can help boost your energy to crush a workout.

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Sugary Baked Goods

Excessive intake of sugary baked goods like cakes and cookies without the intake of a balanced and nutritious diet can negatively impact muscle growth and maintenance.

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Candy

Candy, whether it's sour or sweet, is one of the top sources of added sugars. And eating too much sweet stuff can lead to weight gain and insulin resistance.

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French Fries

Fries are ultra-processed and high in saturated fat — a combo that can contribute to weight gain and trigger the bad type of inflammation that can interfere with muscle recovery and growth.

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Fried Chicken

Much like fries, fried chicken is high in saturated fat and calories. And eating too many calories from fried foods can lead to excess fat gain.

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Soda

Excessive consumption of sugars and added sugars, especially in sugary beverages, can lead to weight gain and insulin resistance.

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Alcohol

Alcohol can disrupt protein synthesis, impair nutrient absorption, and decrease testosterone, which is a hormone important for muscle development.

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