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Highest Sources of Protein

Pack Your Meals With These Protein Powerhouses

Depending on your weight and activity level, women need about 40 to 60 grams of protein a day. This valuable nutrient is responsible for building and repairing tissues, making hormones and enzymes, and is the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Seeing that's it's so important, here are some excellent sources of protein you should include in your diet so read more.



Food Protein (g)
4 oz. salmon
25
4 oz. halibut
30
4 oz. swordfish
28.7
4 oz. canned tuna
26.7
4 oz. tilapia
29.5
3 oz. chicken breast
26.7
3 oz. turkey breast
25.6
4 oz. sirloin steak
34.2
4 oz. hamburger patty
28
3 oz. ham
19
1/2 cup tofu
19.9
1/2 cup kidney beans
7.6
1/2 cup edamame (soybeans)
11.1
1/2 cup quinoa
8.9
6 oz. Chobani Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
18
1 cup skim milk
8.7
2 oz. cheddar cheese
7.1
4 oz. lowfat cottage cheese
15.5
1 large egg
6.3
1/4 cup peanuts
8.6

Looking at this list, do you get enough protein each day?

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