Today we are discussing diets, how important having a high protein diet can be and the best protein powder for weight-loss.
Protein is an extremely important nutrient to have in your diet. It helps to promote healthy hair and skin and strong nails, all things we want to maintain for as long as possible. Furthermore, protein helps your metabolism, the transportation of oxygen and nutrients in the blood, digestion.
To make sure that your diet plan is crammed with muscle-creating proteins, it is very important to take into account which meals you eat throughout the day – most importantly, how much protein is in each meal. When we say muscle creating proteins we’re not looking to bulk up and lift weights, what we’re saying is we want our bodies to replenish and ‘fuel’ the muscles that have been damaged during your daily routine, workout, etc.
It may not always be easy to gain this protein in a regular day, who really has time to cook a good lunch? For example, when at the gym, one way to get a kick of protein is to add a couple of scoops or whey protein to a drink or protein shake. It’s quick, easy and doesn’t slow you down from getting on with your day. Best of all, you’ll be getting roughly 35 grams of protein into your body exactly at the right time you need it.
Okay, so now you know how easy it is to get protein into your system, so you’re probably wondering how much should you be taking each day? The amount of protein you consume is completely dependent on how much you weigh. As a general rule of thumb, you should take about 1.6 to 1.7 grams of protein for every kilogram of weight.
We’ve compiled a record of some of the most protein-packed food items that you can locate in your regular grocery store.
Peanut butter (2 tbsp) Protein- 8 g Calories- 188 Fat- 16 g
Raw almonds (19 parts) Protein- 7 g Calories- 180 Fat- 14 g
Almond butter (1 tbsp) Protein- 2 g Calories- 101 Fat- nine g
Skinless Chicken breast (1 cup) Protein- 38 g Calories- 258 Fat- 10.4
Ground beef (90%25 lean, 3 oz) Protein- 23 g Calories- 182 Fat- 9 g
Ground turkey (3 oz) Protein- 22 g Calories- 193 Fat- 11 g
Salmon (half fillet) Protein- 39 g Calories- 367 Fat- 22 g
Tuna (canned, one cup) Protein- 39 g Calories- 179 Fat- 1 g