Fitness

Natural Sources Of Protein

Protein makes the big portion of the diet of the people who are in bodybuilding. The major part of their diet comprises of protein. You will always find these guys discussing about protein shakes. For these guys, we have already dedicated an article about the best protein shakes, but here in this article we have discussed about the Natural Sources of Protein . The food sources of protein that we have mentioned below are loaded with protein and will help in building and repairing muscles.

So, if you want to avoid the processed and packaged food and go natural, swear by these natural sources of protein.

Here are the list of best  natural sources of  protein

  1. Greek Yoghurt

Greek Yoghurt

 

Greek yoghurt contains double amount of protein than the regular yoghurt. It also contains probiotic bacterias that are very friendly to your gut and bone building calcium.

Protein Content: 23 g per 8 oz. serving

2. Milk, 2%

milk

 

High source of protein, milk also contains fat that helps in absorbing Vitamin D.

Protein Content: 8 g per 1 cup serving

3. Cottage Cheese

cottage cheese

 

Cottage cheese is a rich source of casein protein. This slow digesting protein steadily supplies amino acids to the muscles.

Protein Content: 14 g per 1/2 cup serving

4. Swiss Cheese

Swiss Cheese

 

Stuff your sandwiches and burgers with swiss cheese to get a good dose of protein.

Protein Content: 8 g per 1 oz. serving

5. Soy Milk

soy_milk

This non-dairy milk is flooded with protein. It is great for the people who have lactose intolerance.

Protein Content: 8 g per 1 cup serving

6. Peanut Butter

peanut buter

 

Peanut butter is a very rich source of protein. Spread it on bread and eat. It tastes yummy and provides you good amount of protein.

Protein Content: 8 g per 2 tbsp serving

7.Mixed Nuts

 

natural sources of protein

 

When feeling hungry, munching on nuts like almonds, peanuts, cashew nuts, et al, is a great idea. Along with proteins they also contain fats and fibers.

Protein Content: 6 g per 2 oz. serving

8.Dried Lentils

dried Lentils

 

Dried Lentils are inexpensive, easy to cook and a great source of protein and fiber and minerals.

Protein Content: 13 g per 1/4 cup serving

9.Edamame And Green Peas

green peas

 

Green Soybeans and Green Peas make great sources of plant protein. Edamame is also rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber while Green Peas is a rich source of fiber.

Protein Content: Edamame– 8 g per 1/2 cup serving

Green Peas- 7 g per 1 cup serving

10.Smoothies

 

FruitSmoothie

Add whey protein along with fruits. They are delicious and are a great  natural source of  protein .

Protein Content: 16 g per 1 cup serving

11.Tofu

tofu

 

Tofu makes a great source of protein.

Protein Content: 12 g per 3 oz. serving

12.Soba Noodles

soba noodles

 

If you are a fan of noodles, skip the wheat noodles with this Japanese- style noodle. The protein content in Soba noodles is higher than wheat noodles.

Protein Content: 12 g per 3 oz. serving

Include these natural sources of protein into your diet and get the daily dose of protein.