5 Delicious Protein Foods
Protein is vital in repairing and maintaining tissues in our bodies.
It can help us shed some pounds by keeping us full throughout the day.
The higher our protein intake, the easier it will be for our bodies to absorb certain nutrients that we need for our daily workouts and overall health.
So in this article, we’re sharing 5 of the most nutrient-rich foods you should start adding to your diet (unless you’re allergic to them).
Almonds are high in omega-3s and protein.
They can be a good addition to your meals or as healthy snacks.
If you're planning to eat almonds with any other food item, you should stick to a low amount of serving so you won't get too many calories.
Be mindful though, if you're allergic to nuts, there are other good alternatives as protein sources such as oats.
Salmon isn't only rich in protein, but also filled with omega-3 fatty acids along with micronutrients such as niacin, vitamin A, D and B12.
You can pair it with a wide variety of other foods, cook it with different kinds of recipes and ingredients.
You can even eat it raw, such as sushi and sashimi.
Broccoli is another wonderful food in the list.
It contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin C, K, Potassium, Zinc and fiber.
Compared to other vegetables, broccoli contains more protein which can help you meet your daily nutrition needs.
Eggs join the list of amazing protein sources, especially if you love egg whites.
They are also significant sources of vitamins, healthy fats, antioxidants, and nutrients that our brain needs such as Choline.
They're high in cholesterol, but research has shown that the cholesterol present in eggs doesn't raise cholesterol levels the way other foods with high trans fats and saturated fats content do.
Yogurt has been around for thousands of years as a healthy snack or part of a meal.
By eating yogurt, you can get high quality protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and probiotics.
Probiotics are live bacteria that are found in yogurt. Probiotics help protect our digestive system and help us regulate our bowel movement.
Yogurt is an amazing food as a source of protein and many other vitamins, but if you are lactose intolerant, you may want to stay away from yogurt.
Other great alternatives may include non-dairy cream such as soy, almond, coconut milk yogurts and fruit-based pure.
- Barbie Cervoni MS, RD, CDCES, CDN
- Medically reviewed by Jonathan Valdez, RDN, CDE, CPT. (2020).
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