10 Best Sources of Protein By Eric Noyes

Eric hangerOne of the most common questions I get is “what are the best sources of protein I can eat?” Recently, protein has been popularized in the media as the way to gain muscle and lose fat. This is partially true. A diet higher in protein in comparison to a diet higher in fat or carbohydrates has been shown to have more positive outcomes when it comes to getting lean and losing body fat. However, a well-balanced diet that doesn’t place a higher emphasis on any one of the macronutrients over the others is most certainly the way to go.

Now back to the question of the best sources of protein. There are two ways you could answer the question. You could look at which foods are overall the best QUALITY protein or you could look at which foods are the best SOURCES of protein.Men’s Health has compiled a great list of the best SOURCES of protein.

1. Whey protein

Protein content per 100g: 80-90g
Calories: 82
Carbohydrates: 3.4g
Fibre: 0g

2. Soya protein isolate

Protein content per 100g: 88g
Calories: 321
Carbohydrates: 3g
Fibre: 2g

3. Cod

Protein content per 100g: 63g
Calories: 290
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fibre: 0g

4. Clams and other molluscs

Protein content per 100g: 48g
Calories: 275
Carbohydrates: 16g
Fibre: 0g

5. Tofu

Protein content per 100g: 48g
Calories: 480
Carbohydrates: 15g
Fibre: 7g

6. Low-sodium Parmesan cheese

Protein content per 100g: 42g
Calories: 456
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fibre: 0g

7. Lean beef

Protein content per 100g: 36g
Calories: 199
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fibre: 0g

8. Lamb

Protein content: 36g
Calories: 279
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fibre: 0g

9. Chicken breast

Protein content per 100g: 33g
Calories: 298
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fibre: 0g

10. Pork tenderloin

Protein content per 100g: 32g
Calories: 248
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fibre: 0g

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