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8 healthy high-protein foods

Everybody knows that protein is good for your body, but do you know why you need to eat protein with every meal? Protein makes the building blocks of almost everything in your body from something ‘simple’ as your nails to something complex like your hormones. Imagine if you don’t give your body enough protein…That’s why you need to eat high-quality protein with every meal! Here is a list of 10 delicious foods that are high in protein.

1.Eggs

Eggs are generally loaded with vitamins, healthy fats and minerals. If you’re confused about which part should you eat more then we suggest the egg whites because they are almost pure protein.

Protein content: 1 large egg has 6 grams of protein.

2.Chicken breast

Probably the most popular healthy food, chicken breast is easy to cook and will keep you full for a longer period of time.

Protein content: 1 roasted chicken breast without skin contains 53 grams of protein.

3.Salmon

Salmon is not a budget-friendly food but it is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. When buying salmon, look for one with the skin still intact as it provides added flavour during cooking.

Protein content: A 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains 22–25 grams of protein.

4.Potato

Some considered it as fattening food but they failed to realise that potato is a good source of nutrients, especially protein.

Protein content: One medium potato with the skin on contains just over 4 grams of protein.

5.Cauliflower

Cauliflower has gone through some transformation in recent years; from just being a normal side dish veggie to being the main dish you might by now be familiar with like cauliflower rice, steak, hash brown and etc.

Protein content: One cup of chopped cauliflower has 2 grams of protein.

6.Oats

The oats we’re referring here is raw oats. Aside from protein, they are also a source of complex carbs. Avoid buying instant oats because they often contain added sugar!

Protein content: Oats have about 17 grams of protein per 100g.

7.Quinoa

Probably the only complete sources of vegetarian protein. Quinoa contains 11 amino acids needed to make a protein complete. It’s the perfect choice for vegetarians and vegans.

Protein content: 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8.14 grams of protein.

8.Peanut butter

There’s no problem with indulging in peanut butter just make sure you opt for the zero sugar and low calorie option!

Protein content: 8 grams of protein per 2-tbsp serving.

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