Protein is a macro nutrient necessary for the proper growth and function of the human body. The current daily intake for protein is 45 grams for women, and 55 grams for men. A deficiency in protein leads to muscle atrophy, and impaired functioning of the human body in general.
High protein foods include meat, fish, cheese, beans, yogurt, eggs, nuts, and seeds.
|Protein in 100g||3oz Fillet (85g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|26g||22g||1g protein per 4.5 calories|
Chicken (Chicken Breast)
|Protein in 100g||3oz serving (85g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|18.3g||16g||1g protein per 4.6 calories|
3oz of Turkey Breast (85grams) 26g protein.
Chicken Leg - Drumsticks (60g) provides 16g protein. Chicken Thigh (37g) provides 9g protein Click to see complete nutrition facts.
|Protein in 100g||1 cup (245g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|6g||14g||1g protein per 9.8 calories|
Cheese (Non-fat Mozzarella)
|Protein in 100g||1oz Slice (28g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|32g||9g||1g protein per 4.7 calories|
#8: Beans (Mature Soy Beans)
|Protein in 100g||1 cup (172g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|17g||29g||1g protein per 10.4 calories|
#9: Eggs (Especially Egg Whites)
|Protein in 100g||1 Large Egg (50g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|13g||6g||1g protein per 12 calories|
Nuts and Seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon Seeds)
|Protein in 100g||1 Ounce (28g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|33g||9g||1g protein per 15.8 calories|
Pork Loin (Chops)
|Protein in 100g||1 Chop (137g,~5oz)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|30g||41g||1g protein per 5.4 calories|
|Protein in 100g||3oz Slice (85g)||Protein to Calorie Ratio|
|7g||6g||1g protein per 7.4 calories|