If you aren’t aware already, protein is the base for building muscle. In fact, it’s the base for many things; boosting fat loss, getting good skin and hair – even for keeping your organs healthy!
So, for this reason – or reasons – protein is a must in your diet plan. It’s a must for each meal actually.
If we are talking science, then the recommended daily intake of protein is roughly 50-60 grams, but, studies suggest that we should take in much more – a study that we agree with. But, eating fish and chicken all day every day, with each meal, can become quite mundane.
So, we’ve got together our favourite 7 foods, which are absolutely stuffed with protein.
Add these to your diet plan and you will be good to go!
Protein: 23g per 8-oz. serving
Yogurts are all full of protein, but the most popular one is Greek yogurt, as it tops the table of protein packed yogurts.
We are often told about the benefits of yogurt, including calcium to keep our bones strong. So, next time you’re at the grocery store – opt for greek.
Protein: 14 g per 1/2-cup serving
If you find yourself prone to a late night snack, then cottage cheese could become your new friend. It’s super high in Casein, which is a slow-digesting protein, made from diary.
Casein works wonders in feeding your muscles protein slowly throughout your sleep. Perfect if you’re looking to grow them biceps.
Protein: 26g per 100g.
Who doesn’t love Beef, right? From burgers to chilli, beef is a great meat for high protein per 100g serving. The best thing about beef is you have variety, too. So, if you find your diet getting a bit mundane, the many beef varieties can help change things up!
21g per 100g
Probably the most common source of protein is chicken breast. The reason for this is that it’s a great source of lean protein.
For maximum results on your diet plan, you want to choose chicken breast without the skin. This will give you the most protein and less saturated fat.
Perfect for getting lean and burning fat.
Protein: 25g per 100g.
Tuna is an excellent and widely available source of protein that also has a low calorie count. Tuna is a lean fish with minimal fat. Add tuna to salads, sandwiches, and snacks. Be careful with additional dressings, such as mayonnaise, as these can add additional, unwanted calories.
Protein: 17g per 100g.
Wondering how to get that protein fix for breakfast? One word – oats.
When it comes to growing muscles – carbs are also required and oats provide the best carbs you need – complex carbs. If you’re in need of something quick in the morning, then prepare your oats overnight, so you can grab them on the go!
Protein: 24g per 100g.
A popular choice of protein for vegans and vegetarians, Tempeh comes from Soybeans. It’s like Tofu – but with more protein. The only tough thing here is actually finding it. Tempeh isn’t available in every grocery store just yet. We recommend looking around your bigger chains or vegan food stores for this option.
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