This week’s DJF Kitchen is all about protein. You may have realised by now that protein is a BIG part of my approach to nutrition. There might be a hundred faddy trainers out there telling you otherwise, but building muscle is simple: protein + exercise. And when it comes to exercise, think of your body as a machine: you put fuel in, do the work, and end up with muscle… or fat.
I’ve shared this list of the top ten high-protein foods with you because it shatters the myth of a high-protein diet being a steak-filled one. Below is the top three, which contains beans and cheese… make sure you tell your vegetarian friends!! View the rest of the list here.
Of all cheeses low sodium Parmesan cheese provides the most protein with 41.6 grams per 100 gram serving. It is followed by regular whole Parmesan at 35.8 grams of protein per 100 grams. That is 10 grams of protein per ounce, and 3.6 grams per cubic inch. Other cheeses like Romano, Mozzarella, and Swiss provide around 28-30 grams of protein per 100 gram serving. Softer cream cheeses, or spreadable cheeses, provide the least protein with only 16 grams per 100 gram serving.
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#2: Mature (Large) Beans
The older, larger, and more mature a bean gets the more protein it carries. Mature roasted soybeans have the most providing 39.6 grams of protein per 100 gram serving, or 68 grams per cup. They are followed by mature Lupin beans which provide 15.6 grams per 100 gram serving. That is 25.8 grams per cup.
Click to see complete nutrition facts. Beans and legumes highest in protein.
#3: Lean Veal and Beef
To get the most protein out of meat, it is best to choose lean cuts. Specifically the top round of veal or beef provides around 36 grams of protein per 100 gram serving, or 93 grams per pound, and 31 grams in a 3 ounce serving.
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See the rest of the list here.