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. 

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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