In a world that is always advertising thousands of different protein powders and enhancements, (that aren’t usually very healthy for you) I am here to bring you 6 All Natural Foods that will be sure to add protein to your lifestyle.
Starting off with a somewhat broad food, and that’s because there are so many types of seafood high in protein, anywhere from Tuna and Salmon to Octopus and Anchovies seafood is a great source of protein and is always my personal go to. Whether it be cracking open a can of tuna on a summer afternoon or going out for sushi with some close friends fish will always be a great way of acquiring much-needed protein.
Sticking with the meats, chicken has always been known for a great post workout meal, and for good reason. Chicken breasts are of the most easily attainable and affordable meats to offer this much protein. To match chicken in protein you will need to be getting some very lean cuts of beef or even veal. (And trust me if I could eat veal for every meal I would) Chicken is quite possibly the most popular form of protein simple because of all the possibilities it holds, you can eat it grilled, baked, or fried although frying it may not be as healthy as the others it is a great source of protein non the less.
#3: Cottage Cheese
Quite possibly one of the most overlooked sources of protein, Cottage Cheese is a phenomenal source of protein that is quite literally laced with casein protein. Cottage Cheese is a great snack for any time of day (especially before bed) when you’re looking to get a little bit more protein into your system. Of course I understand not everyone will want to eat Cottage Cheese straight up, not everyone was born and raised in Wisconsin. If you are looking for a good way to incorporate Cottage Cheese into you diet check out Natalie Brown’s post titled: 30 Ways To Eat Cottage Cheese That Are Actually Delicious https://www.buzzfeed.com/nataliebrown/yes-you-can-eat-cottage-cheese?utm_term=.dpOl7vYPm#.et490X2Ry
#4: Greek Yogurt
You may have heard that all yogurt is a great source of protein, and although this is true Greek yogurt contains about twice as much protein as regular yogurt. Not to mention the probiotic bacteria and bone strengthening calcium contained in Greek yogurt. Yogurt is great for a mid afternoon snack or a great ingredient to add to a protein smoothie. It is also important to note that plain Greek yogurt can contain up to three times less sugar than flavored types.
I know what you may be thinking, “What? Milk? Milk can’t possibly have that much protein.” but alas it does! Milk is a great natural choice for additional protein, it’s a must add to any smoothie, and always a great cooking ingredient. Next time you think to grab a soda from the fridge, maybe opt for a nice glass of milk.
Last but not least, eggs. If you want to talk about being able to do anything with a food, I would put eggs at number one. Not only are there all the ways you can cook them for breakfast, but you can bake with them, cook with them, put it on a burger,(trust me it’s delicious) and even throw them into this protein smoothie I keep eluding to. Eggs may be the easiest way to incorporate more protein into your diet, so just keep that in mind the next time you go out for brunch.
Looking for specific measurements and even more protein rich foods? Check out these articles from healthaliciousness.com and bodybuilding.com