Edamame for optimal muscle mass

Edamame is the term for immature soybeans. These developing beans are found in pods. One cup of frozen edamame provides around 17 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. It also contains large amounts of folate, vitamin K and manganese. Among other functions, folate helps your body process amino acids, the building blocks of protein. In fact, folate may be important for optimal muscle mass and strength.