Top 20 Sources of Protein

Top 20 Sources of Protein

Full List of Outstanding Protein Sources


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Written by: Femi Doyle-Marshall

 

Protein is a powerhouse macronutrient.

Your body uses it to maintain lean muscle.  Your body uses it to help with cell growth and repair. Your body uses it to function. On a daily basis intaking enough protein can help with fat loss and health based goals. As a macronutrient a lot can be said about our good friend protein.

Can you believe this is only the tip of the iceberg?!

Well, as you can imagine the focus of my article is strictly on the top 20 sources of protein. Don’t feel left out if you are eating a specific diet. Just a little bit about myself. Personally, I have a mixed diet yet many of our members range from vegan to vegetarian. Keeping that in mind I wanted to create the most diverse list I could think of. Each source incorporating the highest amount of protein.

So! Ready to eat?

Bon appétit!

But wait…

Before you dive in to getting your meals in order I want you to be aware of what portion sizes look like. Some time back I wrote an article called The Ultimate Meal PlanI would highly recommend reading it if you haven’t as yet. I go over nutrition facts, labels and understanding portion or pack amounts. This is our measurement system for food.

Moving forward!

 

The Top 20 Sources of Protein 

  1. Chicken
  2. Salmon
  3. Tilapia
  4. Tuna
  5. Beef
  6. Whole Eggs
  7. Egg Whites
  8. Sausages
  9. Whey Protein
  10. Vegan Harmonized Protein
  11. Hemp Seeds
  12. Peanuts
  13. Ricotta cheese low fat
  14. Feta cheese
  15. Cottage cheese 2% low fat
  16. Greek yogurt
  17. Navy beans
  18. Peas
  19. Tofu
  20. Edamme

 

Keep this in mind. For many of the sources listed above your range my change for the amount of protein you get for each food. Usually we strive to get 25 grams per serving. That may not happen depending on your nutritional health, habits, diet (mixed, vegetarian or vegan) or lifestyle. Use this as a template to work from when you are in the kitchen, on the road or sitting at that dinner party.

Choosing from many of these options can help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

Hope this helps!

 

And that’s it for today. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help make what you need happen! Feel free to reach out if you have any concerns at all.

 

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photo credit: Edamame


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