AppleByte: Best Sources of Protein

Eating a diet high in protein and low in fat can contribute to weight loss and maximize beneficial nutrients. It takes your body longer to digest protein, which helps you stay fuller longer and limits the amount of calories consumed. The recommended amount of protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. Consuming enough protein daily may be hard if you don’t know which foods are high in protein. Some good sources of protein to include in your diet are:

  • 3 ounces Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast- 27 grams of protein and only 3 grams of fat
  • 1 cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt- contains 18 grams of protein and is a great source of calcium
  • 3 ounces White Tuna- canned tuna in water offers 20 grams of protein and less than 1 gram of fat
  • ½ cup Edamame- contributes 8.44 grams of protein and is a great vegan/vegetarian option

Sources: livestrong.com, womenshealthmag.com

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