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What is the best protein to eat?

January 15, 2015

 
 
What is the best protein to eat?
 

That depends.  Each person is different.  We all react differently and some of us have allergies to specific foods.

 

It also depends on your goals.  If you are trying to lose weight than most days you will need to consume leaner protein.  You want to get the maximum amount of protein per calories so that you can eat enough protein, yet less energy, so that your body burns the fat.

 

Here is a list of protein to calorie ratio foods (calories per 1 gram of protein)

chicken/turkey breast 1g protein per 4.5 calories
Tuna/Halibut 1g protein per 4.5 calories
Non-fat mozzarella cheese 1g protein per 4.7 calories
Pork Loin 1g protein per 5.2 calories
Lean beef 1g protein per 5.3 calories
Tofu 1g protein per 7.4 calories
Soy beans 1g protein per 10.4 calories
Eggs 1 g protein per 12 calories
Yogurt, Milk, Soymilk 1g protein per 18 calories
Nuts and Seeds 1g protein per 15.8 calories

(from http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-highest-in-protein.php)

 

Egg whites and protein powders can have a much higher protein value per calories.  Here is a chart:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protein powders and bars:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Vegan's this can be tricky.  Here's a list of protein sources for Vegan:
 
http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.php
 
 
My FAVORITE protein

 

Here is an Egg White Protein Custard Recipe

 

My absolute Favorite protein is the 1st Phorm all natural protein with Stevia and no food dyes!

 

Roberta

 

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