Top 10 High Protein Foods
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These are my top ten foods that pack a lot of high protein goodness, helping you reach those lean muscle gains!
#1: Turkey Breast
Protein per 100g = 30g.
Turkey is my favorite source of protein, its lean, fat free and tastes really good. You can also buy 'turkey rashers' which are a great alternative to bacon.
#2: Canned Tuna
Protein per can = 26g
Another of my favorites as it is very easy to store and can be kept for years in the cupboard! There are many meal varieties to have with tuna as it is hugely diverse, salads, rice, sandwichs, or simply fresh from the can! (buy the cans in water instead of oil)
#3 Whole Eggs
Protein per egg = 6-8g dependent on size.
Eggs are great! I tend to make omelettes with mine or carry them around in my tupperware hard boiled, to have if I get peckish.
#4 Chicken Breast
Protein per 100g = 22g
Chicken is really easy to cook and tastes great with lots of dishes, i tend to eat my chicken with sweet potato or rice accompanied by broccoli.
#5 Cottage Cheese
Protein per 100g = 13g
Great before bed time to keep that metabolism going. Cottage cheese is slow digesting, much like the protein powder 'casein' which is designed to release its protein slowly to make sure your body doesn't go catobolic .
Protein per 100g = 23g
A lovely lean fish that's great for your heart as its packed with healthy essential fats (omega 3,6)
#7 Whey Protein
Protein per 100g = 76g or 19g per 25g serving
I would say whey is an essential for building muscle and its also ever so convenient to prepare. All you need is the powder, milk or water and a shaker!
Protein per 100g = 27.5
A really tasty snack that's convenient, good for you and packed full of protein. Great to have with salads for that added crunch and nutty flavor.
Protein per 100g = 19.5
A slightly unusual meet but one thats very low in fat and contains 0g of carbs! Great with salads, fresh beans and lentils!
#10 Beef Jerky
Protein per 100g = 50g
Rammed full of protein this quick and convenient snack is an ideal substitute for less healthy snacks and is ideal for anyone on a high protein diet.