Hi Friends of Oompf, it’s Alvan here. Today we will be talking about what kind of foods you should consume more of and are better for your fitness goals.
Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy does not mean you have to eat boring, bland food day in and day out. There are plenty of foods that are easy to prepare and taste great. Today I will be talking about a few different foods that are not only high in protein but are nutritious as well.
At the top of the list we have eggs. Not only are eggs delicious and affordable, but there are so many ways you can prepare it. 1 egg has about 6 grams of protein. It is safe to eat up to 3 eggs daily and you also have to option of removing the yolk.
Tuna is a low-calorie, high-protein food containing about 28g of protein in a 100g serving. It is low in fat making it a great choice for those who are trying to go on a cut but are still trying to hit their protein levels. If you’re trying to emphasize protein intake, make sure to choose tuna canned in water, not oil.
3. Lean beef and chicken breast
These 2 meat options have the best protein content while carrying the least amount of fat. You can get 31g of protein in chicken breast and about 26g of protein from lean beef in a 100g serving. Of course if fat content is not your concern you may opt for fattier meats like chicken thigh.
4. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts.
These vegetables are high in fibre and keep you feeling full for a good amount of time. They also contain higher protein content as compared to other veggies. 100g of brussel sprouts gives you 3.8g of protein while broccoli gives you about 2.8g of protein. It is important not to neglect your greens and micronutrients are as important as macronutrients and keeps you feeling healthy and energized.
Last but not least we have salmon. Although salmon is a fatty fish, it contains good amounts of healthy fat and is a great source of protein. Salmon is also loaded with important nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids. 100g of salmon will give you about 20g of protein.
Keep in mind that you have the option to season and prepare these foods however you may like or enjoy. Choose healthier preparation methods like air frying or baking if you are trying to hit a weight loss goal and control portion sizes. If you are trying to hit a protein goal, try weighing your foods so you can gauge the amount of protein you are consuming.
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