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5 Rich Sources of Protein

Mar 11, 2008
In my last article I discussed the multiple benefits of consuming protein. However, many people are often unaware of where they can source additional protein for their diets. Furthermore, vegetarians often struggle to get enough protein in their diets, because meat (a very rich source of protein) is off the menu. In this article I show you how you can increase your protein intake by discussing five different protein rich food groups.

1) NUTS:- Nuts (such as almonds, cashews, ground nuts and peanuts) are all very rich in protein and available from the majority of food stores. Plus, they are suitable for both vegetarians and non-vegatarians.

2) SOY PRODUCTS:- These include soy milk, soy yoghurt, tofu and even soy protein supplements. Soy products (particularly tofu) are increasingly becoming available in the major food stores and can also be purchased online. Although most soy products are aimed at vegetarians, they are suitable for non-vegetarians also.

3) DAIRY PRODUCTS:- Dairy products include eggs, milk, cheese and yoghurt. They are one of the best sources of protein available with eggs and milk having a very high biological value (a value that measures how well the body can absorb the protein). Plus, dairy products are a fantastic option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Furthermore, they are available in a wide variety of locations including your local store.

4) LEAN FISH AND MEATS:- Lean fish (such as cod, salmon and tuna) and meat (such as beef, chicken and lamb) are very rich in protein. Although they are not suitable for vegetarians, non-vegetarians should definitely consider adding more meat to their diet if they feel they are not consuming enough protein. Leans fish and meats can be purchased from most grocery stores and specialist butcher shops.

5) PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS:- Protein supplements come in many forms including bars, drinks, powders and shakes. There are also many types of protein supplement including; whey, miscellar casein, egg and soy, with whey being the most popular. Although, protein supplements are not as readily available as the foods listed above, they are highly convenient. Protein supplements can be purchased from specialist health shops and from multiple online stores.

A lot of people struggle to meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein. However, with a little thought, adding protein to your diet is not that difficult and you will discover that there are a lot of rich sources out there. I hope this article helps you supplement your diet with the neccessary amounts of protein.
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