High in protein foods

When people are looking to build muscle they are always seeking high in protein foods. Protein is considered the building block for muscle and helps with muscle growth. The main question that many people ask is, what are the best high in protein foods that I should be eating? I believe best is a relatively vague term, but I translate best into best tasting, most conveniently/easily prepared and affordable. While there are literally hundreds of options, I like to make sure I have variety. Variety makes gaining muscle and eating a lot more enjoyable. I make sure that I’m eating enough protein and at the same time not too much protein! The rough estimate for how much protein you need to consume (when bodybuilding/weight lifting) is between 1 to 1.5 grams per pound of body weight.

Example: If your weight is 200 pounds you should consume 200 to 300 grams of protein per day.

While there are hundreds of options I have certain high in protein foods that I recommend because of taste, and ability to easily cook up a delicious meal.

What are the high in protein foods you recommend?

Meats:

1. Chicken: 30 grams per 3.5 oz.

Chicken is one of the easiest go to high in protein foods as it tastes great and delivers a heavy punch in the protein category

Ways I like to eat it:

a. Breast

b. Deli Slices

c. Ground

2. Beef: 7 grams per oz. approximately

Ways I like to eat it:

a. Top Sirloin

b. Strips

3. Fish: 22 grams per 3.5 oz.

a. Salmon

b. Tuna

c. Catfish

d. Swordfish

4. Turkey: 28 per 3.5 oz.

Ways I like to eat it:

a. Breast

b. Deli slices

c. Cubes

d. Ground

5. Buffalo: 26 per 3.5 oz.

Ways I like to eat it:

a. Ground:

Vegetables:

1. Beans: 7-10 grams per half cup

Dairy:

1. Milk: 8 grams per cup

2. Chocolate Milk: 8 grams per cup

3. Cottage Cheese: 15 grams per half cup

4. Eggs: 7 grams per egg

Nuts:

1. Almonds: 8 grams per ¼ cup

2. Cashews: 5 grams per ¼ cup

3. Peanuts: 9 grams per ¼ cup

4. Mixed nuts: 8 grams per ¼ cup

5. Walnuts: 7 grams per ¼ cup

Protein Supplements:

1. Muscle Milk: 24 grams

2. Protein Shake with milk: 42 grams

3. Protein Shake with water: 32 grams

4. My Favorite Protein Shake of All-Time: 50-75 grams

 

These are a few of the high in protein foods that I recommend and eat on a weekly basis. What are some of your favorite high in protein foods that you recommend?

 

The above measurements were found from personal experience and found at http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/highproteinfood.htm.

 

Resources mentioned

http://www.StrengthForce.com/myfavoritesmoothie

http://www.Strengthforce.com/ninja

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