- CheeseProtein in 100g1oz Slice (28g)Protein to Calorie Ratio32g9g1g protein per 4.7 calories
- TofuProtein in 100g3oz Slice (85g)Protein to Calorie Ratio7g6g1g protein per 7.4 calories
- Beans (Mature Soy Beans)Protein in 100g1 cup (172g)Protein to Calorie Ratio17g29g1g protein per 10.4 calories
- Yogurt, Milk, and SoymilkProtein in 100g1 cup (245g)Protein to Calorie Ratio6g14g1g protein per 18 calories1 cup skim milk (245g) provides 8g protein, 1 cup soymilk (243g) provides 8g protein.
- Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon Seeds, Peanuts, Almonds)Protein in 100g1 Ounce (28g)Protein to Calorie Ratio33g9g1g protein per 15.8 caloriesOther nuts and seeds high in protein (grams protein per ounce (28g)): Peanuts (7g), Almonds (6g), Pistachios (6g), Sunflower Seeds (6g), Flaxseed (5g), Mixed Nuts (4g).
Conclusion:While protein is vital for optimal muscle growth and recovery, you also need adequate amounts of carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. Many athletes and those looking to build muscle also look to protein shakes and supplements and while these can help boost your protein intake, they aren't necessary if you're already consuming a wide range of protein-based foods.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Top Natural Protein Sources
You need protein to build and repair damaged muscle tissues and cells, to produce hormones and enzymes and to regulate processes such as nutrient transportation and muscle contractions.
Some of the Top Natural Protein Sources are: