Best High Protein Foods & Why You should Eat Them

Protein is a macro nutrient necessary for the proper growth and function of the human body. The recommended daily intake for protein is 46 grams for women between 19-70 and 56 grams for men ages 19-70. Any excess protein is turned into energy by the body, and it is still debated whether or not any excess protein causes a strain on the liver. High protein foods include meat, quinoa fish, cheese, tofu, beans, lentils, yoghurt, nuts and seeds

  • 1. Quinoa
    a. 14grams of protein in 100g
    b. 1gram of protein = 3.68 calories
  • 2. Fish (tuna, salmon, Halibut)
    a. 26grams per 100g
    b. 1 gram of protein = 4.5 calories
  • 3. Lean Chicken
    a. 18.3grams per 100g
    b. 1gram of protein = 4.6 calories
  • 4. Cheese (non-fat mozzarella)
    a. 32grams per 100g
    b. 1 gram of protein = 4.7 calories
  • 5. Lean Beef and Veal (low fat)
    a. 36grams per 100g
    b. 1 gram of protein per 5.3 calories
  • 6. Pork Loin
    a. 30 grams per 100g
    b. 1 gram of protein = 5.4 calories
  • 7. Eggs
    a. 13 grams per 100g
    b. 1gram of protein = 12 calories
  • 8. Pumpkin, squash and watermelon seeds
    a. 33grams of protein per 100g
    b. 1gram of protein = 15.8 calories