List of High Protein Foods For Weight Loss!

List of High Protein Foods For Weight Loss!

If you are trying to lose weight its really beneficial to include a lot of high protein foods in your diet. Protein keeps you fuller for longer so you end up consuming less calories throughout the day. Here’s a list of high protein food and the protein content.

Beef

* Hamburger patty, 4 oz – 28 grams protein

* Steak, 6 oz – 42 grams

* Most cuts of beef – 7 grams of protein per ounce

Chicken

* Chicken breast, 3.5 oz – 30 grams protein

* Chicken thigh – 10 grams (for average size)

* Drumstick – 11 grams

* Wing – 6 grams

* Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz – 35 grams

Fish

* Most fish fillets or steaks are about 22 grams of protein for 3 1/2 oz (100 grams) of cooked fish, or 6 grams per ounce

* Tuna, 6 oz can – 40 grams of protein

Pork

* Pork chop, average – 22 grams protein

* Pork loin or tenderloin, 4 oz – 29 grams

* Ham, 3 oz serving – 19 grams

* Ground pork, 1 oz raw – 5 grams; 3 oz cooked – 22 grams

* Bacon, 1 slice – 3 grams

* Canadian-style bacon, slice – 5 – 6 grams

Eggs and Dairy

* Egg, large – 6 grams protein

* Milk, 1 cup – 8 grams

* Cottage cheese, 1/2 cup – 15 grams

* Yogurt, 1 cup – usually 8-12 grams, check label

* Soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert) – 6 grams per oz

* Medium cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss) – 7 or 8 grams per oz

* Hard cheeses (Parmesan) – 10 grams per oz

Beans (including soy)

* Tofu, 1/2 cup 20 grams protein

* Tofu, 1 oz, 2.3 grams

* Soy milk, 1 cup – 6 -10 grams

* Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans

* Soy beans, 1/2 cup cooked – 14 grams protein

* Split peas, 1/2 cup cooked – 8 grams

Nuts and Seeds

* Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons – 8g protein

* Almonds, 1/4 cup – 8g

* Peanuts, 1/4 cup – 9g

* Cashews, 1/4 cup – 5g

* Pecans, 1/4 cup – 2.5g

* Sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup – 6g

* Pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup – 19g

* Flax seeds – 1/4 cup – 8g



Source by Mel J L

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