Protein Rich Foods Are Essential To Maintain Good Health And Improved Fitness



Protein rich foods include:

RED MEAT

 

RED MEATS are terrific protein rich foods.

It is recommended to limit consumption of lean red meats because they contain the highest amount of saturated fat of any of the top protein building foods.

When purchasing red meats the first choice should always be the leaner cuts;look for the words loin or round on the packaging. You can also reduce additional fat by up to 50 percent by trimming the excess fat.

A few benefits of RED MEATS are:
  • RED MEAT has extremely high protein content.
  • Most are higher in calories per serving than other muscle building foods.
  • Red meat can be cooked using a large variety of low-fat cooking methods such as broiling, roasting, grilling, stewing, and braising.

FISH

 

FISH is another high protein food and should be a part of any healthy diet.

Most contain very high amounts of quality protein and have very little carbs and saturated fat.

Fish is full of essential fatty acids and high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

A few benefits of FISH are:

  • Fresh fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna help to maintain an active metabolism and contain good amounts of essential Omega 3's.
  • Fish is very versatile and can be cooked in variety of tasty ways.
  • You can add various types of tuna to your diet without increasing your household budget. For example, tuna can be purchased in a can and is fairly inexpensive.

POULTRY

 

Many health professionals consider POULTRY as one of the healthiest, leanest, and tastiest protein rich foods available today.

Although the skin of chicken and turkey are high in cholesterol and considered fatty, the white meat of a boneless and skinless chicken or turkey has a good amount of protein and is low in fat.

A few benefits of POULTRY are:

  • White meats have very little fat and are considered a good protein food and a popular choice for any muscle building diet.
  • Chicken and turkey are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased world-wide, year round.
  • POULTRY can be cooked and stored in variety of tasty ways.

EGGS


EGGS are most notably known as being a great tasting breakfast food.

They can be prepared in an endless array of delicious recipes.

Don't let the small size deceive you. Just 1 egg has approximately 70 to 80 calories and provide enough high-quality protein and essential vitamins and minerals to get your day started off on the right foot.

A few benefits of EGGS are:

  • Eggs provide the highest quality protein found in any food.
  • Eggs can be prepared several ways quickly and easily.
  • All of the fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol are contained in the yolk of the egg.

DAIRY

 

Most DAIRY products are protein rich food and also an excellent source of calcium. Unfortunately, they also contain alot of fat.

Skim or low-fat dairy products do not have as many saturated (bad) fats as whole milk and cheese product.

A few benefits of DAIRY are:

  • DAIRY products, such as low-fat cheeses, yogurt, and milk, are excellent sources of protein.
  • Cottage cheese and skim milk are 2 of the best sources of protein.


Return From Protein Rich Foods To Wellness-Helper Home Page