24 High Protein Foods That You Should Eat Regularly

Hey there readers! Proteins are the building blocks of your body that provide energy when needed, help bulk up on muscle, lose fat and eventually help us stay healthy. They’re a win-win! But what makes them unique compared to other macronutrients is that the body can’t store them in the way it stores fat and carbohydrates. Meaning it’s essential to eat enough protein every day. The amount depends on the age and weight of an individual. But apart from eating enough of it, it is equally important to eat a variety of it as well. This is because each kind of protein has its own amino acid profile. There is a wide range of foods out there that can help you reach your protein goals. And in today’s post, we will tell you what they are. From tempeh, steak, quinoa, and banana to black beans, and more, read until the end to learn about all of them.

#01 EGGS

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, particularly egg whites. They are low in cholesterol and high in protein. They are also low in fat, which makes them the perfect food for a healthy and nutritious breakfast. One cup of egg whites contains 26 grams of protein. This will also provide you with energy and essential amino acids.

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#02 TOFU

1/4 Block of tofu contains 12.8 grams of protein and 117 calories. It is a great alternative to meat and is used in a variety of dishes. Apart from proteins, tofu is also rich in magnesium, iron, and other essential nutrients. Like other soy foods, it reduces heart diseases by lowering bad cholesterol and promoting good cholesterol.

#03 PORK CHOPS

1 pork chop contains 39 grams of protein. It is an excellent source of zinc as well. This mineral is essential for performing numerous reactions in the body. And the deficiency of zinc can lead to night blindness and a weakened immune system. Canadian bacon, another form of pork contains 15 grams of protein for every 3-ounce serving. And chorizo, a spicy Spanish pork sausage, has 21 grams of protein for every 3-ounce serving.

#04 TEMPEH

Made from soybeans that are fermented and pressed into a block, tempeh is high in protein, prebiotics, and other nutrients. Because it’s more compact than tofu, it’s higher in protein. A three-ounce serving will give you 15 to 16 grams. Tempeh’s firm but chewy texture makes it a superb addition to sandwiches and salads. Or, crumble it as a substitute for ground meat in recipes.

#05 GREEK YOGHURT

Greek yogurt has become such a popular choice because it has twice as much protein as other types of yogurt. Eight ounces of it contains 23 grams of protein. It’s also rich in bone-building calcium and probiotic bacteria, which is great for gut health. Look for plain varieties to keep calories and your weight in check.

#06 COTTAGE CHEESE

A one-half cup serving of this cheese contains about 14 grams of protein. Make cottage cheese your go-to food for healthy late-night snacks. It’s also high in casein, a slow digesting dairy protein. Slow digesting protein feeds your muscles all night so they don’t catabolize, and it keeps you from waking up starving at 3 am.

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