12 fantastic protein foods

12 fantastic protein foods

Looking for foods that pack a bit of a protein punch? Look no longer – we've created a list of common and healthy foods that contain a lot of protein.  

Recent dietary research shows that a higher protein intake isn't just for bodybuilders and professional athletes. Anyone looking to lose weight can benefit from increasing how much protein they eat. And it is important to understand good vs. bad protein

How much protein should I eat? 

In our Protein Balance program we recommend getting at least 25 g of protein at breakfast and lunch plus another 40 g at dinner and 10 g with your snacks throughout the day.  

Want to learn more? Take a look at our comprehensive guide to losing weight on a high protein diet

Foods with high protein

Getting that much protein at every meal can be a challenge so we put together a list of which common foods that contain a good amount of protein. Please note these amounts are for a recommended serve of each food. Meat and fish are a great source of protein that can boost your overall protein intake during dinner. Other foods, such as dairy products (milk, cheese & yoghurt) can help increase your breakfast protein intake. Additionally, snacking on mixed nuts, legumes, or protein shakes 

Lean beef, chicken, white fish, tofu, tuna, milk, and others

Benefits of a high protein diet

There are many benefits to incorporating more high protein foods into your diet including: 

  • Feeling more full
  • Retaining muscle mass
  • Supports healthy bones
  • Reduces cravings
  • Boosts metabolism and fat burning
  • Can help lower blood pressure


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