What foods are high in protein?

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Protein is an absolutely essential part of your diet. However, getting enough protein each day may not be so simple. Rather than limit yourself to eating chicken and fish at every meal, the Olumia Life system encourages variety, tasty experimentation and fun in your diet. Protein can be found in tons of different healthy options, so it’s important to know what some of the best ones are to make your meal choices easy and engaging.

In Olumia Life, your diet will naturally have a bit more protein in it than normal. A higher-protein diet is important to meet the demands of an active body. Also, it’s worth mentioning here that a diet rich in protein will not thin your bones or damage your kidneys, although it will help you lose weight more easily.

Meet the meats

Obviously, the classic source of protein in most cultures has been meat of one form or another. Beef, pork, chicken, fish and many others all contain lots of protein. However, not all meats are the same. While some may offer plenty of protein, you also might be getting more calories than you bargained for. Eating red meat is fine in moderation, but you should always go for the leaner cuts, i.e., trim the fat.

Fish

Apart from being a great source of protein, fish, like salmon and trout, are also high in omega-3 fatty acids while being low in other fats. It’s a great combination! Because fish is so healthy, Olumia Life even recommends taking fish oil supplements on days when you don’t eat fish. Salmon is definitely one of the best options in the sea, but every type of fish can be helpful.

How much do you really know about eggs?

Eggs are the gold standard for measuring the biological value of protein, meaning the protein they contain is protein that your body will use. As with a lot of changing research into cholesterol recently, eggs have emerged as a great way of getting your protein and staying healthy. An egg every morning is a great start to your day. There contain a wide array of important nutrients beyond just protein, and can actually help prevent disease.

Vegetarian’s delight

Luckily for vegetarians and the sake of variety, protein isn’t limited to just animal products. You can great amounts of protein from beans, nuts, tofu and more. Soy beans (called edamame at Japanese restaurants) are a great source of protein. If you’re exploring Asian cuisine, you’ll find a wide array of delicious tofu dishes as well. Rather than a bland cube, tofu is an easily spiced or flavored part of the meal.

Pretty much any type of bean or nut is a good idea for protein. After all, they are really just packets of nutrients grown by plants basically to nurture seeds, right? Nature knows the value of protein. In particular, tasty options particularly high in protein include:

  • Kidney beans
  • Black beans
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Flaxseed

And the list goes on!

Another whey

Pardon the pun. Whey protein, in any case, is a staple in the Olumia Life nutrition plan. It’s a great way to energize your body for exercise and recover after your workouts. Whey protein is metabolized fast and efficiently, meaning the energy is typically used, not stored as fat. You can also buy it as a flavored powder, perfect for shakes.

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