15 Super Rich Sources Of Meat Protein

I’m obsessed with protein. You will too, if you knew the health benefits of consuming adequate protein in your everyday diet. For one, you need enough of this macro-nutrient to build and repair muscle. And we all know muscles aid in burning fat and also make you stronger. Protein also plays an important role in reducing the hunger pangs-indirectly reducing your cravings. Additionally, it works to slow the release of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, which can prevent the sudden spikes in blood sugar that are believed to encourage sagging energy levels. The thumb rule is to consume 1 g protein per kg of body weight. And if you’re training to build your physique, your protein requirement can be even more (varies per your body type).  

 If you’re a meat eater, you’re blessed to have so many easily available sources of protein. From seafood like Tuna, Halibut, Salmon to meats liek Beef, Chicken and Turkey, each meat – if prepared carefully – can be an excellent powerhouse of protein and other essential nutrients. There are recipe suggestions with each source to inspire you to cook with diverse sources. Of course, there are tonnes of vegetarian sources of protein too. And being a vegetarian myself, I do often collect notes about various sources. But let’s save that for another post, shall we? 
  1. Tuna – 1 ounce of fresh Tuna fish has about 7 grams of protein
  2. Clams – 100 grams of clams contains 26 grams of protein
  3. Cod –  100 grams of cod contains 18 grams of protein
  4. Crab – 100 grams of crab contains 19 grams of protein
  5. Halibut – 100 grams of halibut contains 14 grams of protein
  6. Lobster – 100 grams of lobster contains 19 grams of protein
  7. Salmon – 1 ounce of salmon contains 7.5 grams of protein
  8. Scallops – 100 grams of scallops contains 21 grams of protein
  9. Shrimp – 100 grams of shrimp contains 18 grams of protein
  10. Chicken Breast – 100 grams of chicken breast contains 31 grams of protein
  11. Lamb – 100 grams of lamb contains 25 grams of protein
  12. Lean Ground Beef – of lean ground beef contains grams of protein
  13. Pork Chops – 100 grams of pork chops contains 26 grams of protein
  14. Turkey Breast – 100 grams of turkey breast contains 28 grams of protein
  15. Egg – 1 egg contains 6 grams of protein
Quantities & measurements mentioned here are an approximate and as accurate as possible. Sources: bodybuilding & Google & (Betty S Liu)

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