By: Avera McKennan Fitness Center
Strengthen your body inside and out through the power of protein. Protein is an important nutrient for your hair and nails as well as your bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. The daily recommendation for older children, active women and men is two daily servings for a total of six ounces (Osterweil, 2017). Here are six tasty foods high in protein to add to your diet.
Eggs—Whole eggs are high in protein, especially egg whites. One large egg contains six grams of protein.
Almonds—This tasty snack can be eaten alone or added to a salad or yogurt. A one ounce serving of almonds contain six grams of protein.
Salmon—Fish provides a great source of protein. Salmon is 46% protein and contains 19 grams per three ounce serving.
Chicken breast—Easy to cook and season to your liking, one roasted chicken breast contains 53 grams of protein.
Broccoli—Compared to most veggies broccoli has a high amount of protein. One cup of chopped broccoli contains three grams of protein.
Greek Yogurt— Non-fat Greek yogurt is a delicious treat and contains 17 grams of protein in a six ounce container.
Add these tasty foods to your diet to help you lose weight and increase your muscle mass and strength.
Gunnars, K. (2017, June 17). Authority Nutrition. Retrieved from 20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat: https://authoritynutrition.com/20-delicious-high-protein-foods/
Osterweil, N. (2017). The Benefits of Protein. Retrieved from WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein#1
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