Top 50 Healthiest πŸ’ͺ🏼 Foods to Eat 🍴 Based on Protein Content πŸ— ...

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Protein is the building block of virtually every part and function of your body.2

It promotes strong and healthy muscles, it gives you energy, it aids in hormone production and so much more.

That's why it's important to get plenty of protein in your diet.

Your best bet is to spread your intake out over the course of the day to ensure that you are getting enough.

The average woman needs about 46 grams of protein each day, thought that number may fluctuate a bit based on your age, activity level, health status and weight.

Following is a list of the top 50 healthy sources of protein.

Load your grocery cart with these and you're all set for a week of healthy eating and feeling great!

1. Chicken Breast

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Protein: 54 grams per 6 ounces

β€œSkinless, white-meat chicken breast is the leanest animal protein.

It barely has 3 grams of fat and provides 25% of your Vitamin B6 allotment for the day, as well as a bit of Vitamin B12.

To avoid boredom, prepare it with sauces like coconut milk, turmeric curry, or kale pesto.”

-Monica Auslander, R.D., founder of Essence Nutrition in Miami

2. Turkey Breast

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Protein: 52 grams per 6 ounces

β€œFresh turkey is high in protein and lower in saturated fat than red meat.

Turkey contains all of the B vitamins, which are used to convert the food you eat into energy.

In particular, one serving of turkey contains 80% of the amount of vitamin B3 (niacin) most people need in a day.

Niacin is needed for important chemical reactions in the body and for healthy skin and nerve function.”

-Christy Brissette, R.D., president of 80 Twenty Nutrition

3. Steak

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Protein: 50 grams per 6-ounce lean cut

"Vitamin B6 can be found in both plant- and animal-based foods, but a serving of steak is an excellent source.

This vitamin helps perform a number of different chemical reactions in the body, most of which are related to protein metabolism.

Opt for flank steak, London broil, tenderloin, and roast beef for lean options (2 to 3 grams of fat per ounce).”

-Emily Braaten, R.D.N., nutritionist in New York City

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