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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


Food Protein (g)
4 oz. salmon
4 oz. halibut
4 oz. swordfish
4 oz. canned tuna
4 oz. tilapia
3 oz. chicken breast
3 oz. turkey breast
4 oz. sirloin steak
4 oz. hamburger patty
3 oz. ham
1/2 cup tofu
1/2 cup kidney beans
1/2 cup edamame (soybeans)
1/2 cup quinoa
6 oz. Chobani Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 cup skim milk
2 oz. cheddar cheese
4 oz. lowfat cottage cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup peanuts

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

lighthouselady lighthouselady 7 years
I didn't used to. Now I do though. I keep my protein intake between 60-158 grams a day. If I find myself hungry or wanting a snack, I check to see how many more calories I have to "spend" and then check to see what I have that is high protein.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
WELL I eat 12 ounces of salmon in a sitting... (that's just ONE MEAL)... so hmmm I definitely eat A LOT OF PROTEIN! - 75 grams just at dinner... I had 35 grams at lunch because I had a 5 ounce bison burger sans bun... And had around 8 or 9 grams at breakfast because I had one large egg and a few egg whites! Now this is just from protein sources... I am not even thinking about the protein that I ate through vegetables! So I am looking @ 119 grams of protein! Boo Ya! ha ha!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Protein seems to be pretty easy for me to get my hands on. I ate 95 g of protein today, and that was without eating anything I would normally think of as a big protein source.
T-S T-S 7 years
I don't understand people's obsessions with getting enough protein. It's in everything. Even when I'm eating a low-calorie, vegetarian diet I still get more than enough. The extra doesn't do anything for you, you just pee it out!
LaurenRBear LaurenRBear 7 years
I eat way more than 40-60 grams a day, I'm small, (110lbs) and work out every single day. I aim for around 100g of protien, I use a 2:1 ratio with my carbs. It helps to build lean muscle and burn fat.
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