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12 High-Protein Foods to Stock Up On

Protein is an essential building block to good nutrition and keeping your body fit and healthy. It is composed of amino acids that help build and maintain, muscles, hair and collagen. It is also important for those who are trying to reach a healthy weight to consume protein-rich foods. However, because of high calories or other attributes, some protein choices are better than others. Let’s take a look at some of the best sources of protein:

  1. Chicken or Turkey breast – 1 chicken breast contains over 50 grams of protein!
  2. Pumpkin seeds – all seeds are rich in protein, but in a 100-gram serving of pumpkin seeds there is approximately 30 grams of protein! Seeds are high in fat and calories, but contain so many healthful goodies that it more than balances out.
  3. Tuna – one serving of Bluefin tuna contains approximately 30 grams of protein!
  4. Salmon – Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Along with plenty of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, there is over 20 grams of protein in a 100 gram serving of Atlantic salmon.
  5. Greek yogurt – most dairy products are rich in protein but greek yogurt has more than most (10 grams per serving). The low-fat version has less sugar, calories and fat than most dairy products as well.
  6. Tofu – clocking in at nearly 20 grams of protein in half a cup, tofu is one of the best meatless sources of protein.
  7. Black beans – beans are very rich in protein. They are another good source of protein for those who do not eat meat. A serving of beans contains between 10 and 25 grams of protein depending on the type.
  8. Oats ­– oats are jam-packed with healthful goodies such as fiber. A bowel contains over 13 grams of protein.
  9. Eggs – Boil 2 large eggs for breakfast and you’ll have yourself 12 grams of protein, adding only about 160 calories.
  10. Nuts – peanuts or almonds are both great choices with 6-7 grams of protein per 1 ounce serving.

There you have our favorite 10 protein-rich foods! Thanks for visiting DocChat, stay healthy and happy.