DARK CHOCOLATE: AN ANTIOXIDANT-RICH FOOD FOR PUTTING ON POUNDS AND FEELING AMAZING
Yes, I’m not kidding! In moderation, dark chocolate is a great choice as a treat food for gaining mass. A 100 gram bar of chocolate has over 500 calories, and it’s loaded with antioxidants and enzymes that improve your mood.
There’s also sugar and loads of saturated fat (which is part of why it tastes so good) so this isn’t an ‘every day’ kind of food supplement to gain weight. However, a few pieces every day certainly won’t hurt you, and every extra little bit of caloric intake helps increase your mass.
It’s a treat, but it certainly doesn’t hurt, and it’s a lot better than many types of candy and junk food out there.
SOYBEANS: A CALORIE DENSE PROTEIN SOURCE THAT’S A CHEAP WEIGHT GAIN FOOD IDEA
Soybeans are a staple of mine because they’re healthy, inexpensive and full of nutrition. There’s a lot going on in that unassuming little green pod.
A 100 gram serving of soybeans has 400 calories. That includes very little in the way of fat, and an astounding 36 grams of protein! By weight it’s a better protein source than red meat. Did I mention it’s also a significant source of magnesium, iron and calcium?
I can’t think of many downsides to it. My favourite form is edamame, or boiled whole soybean pods. It takes about 4 minutes to prepare and it’s amazing as a snack or a supplement to a main.
I’d definitely encourage you to incorporate soybeans into your diet.