FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/TheSeriousfitness
Foods rich in protein help you lose weight. How? Very simple. Protein builds muscle and muscle in turn burns fat. You probably have heard that many times. If you want to lose weight, it is very important to eat diet high in protein along with fruits and vegetables.
Today, we’re going to see 10 protein power foods for weight loss.
Almonds: Try snacking on a small handful of raw almonds. It’s important to have healthy snacks like this on hand to keep you going until your next meal. Helping you resist the urge to indulge in unhealthy sugary snack foods.
Eggs: eating one or two eggs, a day is a great way to add healthy protein to your diet. Eggs make an excellent breakfast or lunch. They will assist with keeping your blood sugar levels stable and sugar cravings at bay. Ideal for anyone on a weight loss program.
Peanut butter: a single tablespoon contains 95 calories, four grams of protein and eight grams of fat then spread it over a whole wheat bread and banana slices and you already have combined high protein foods for snack.
Milk: drinking a glass of milk, a day (an 8-ounce glass of milk contains approximately 8 grams of protein) will give your body the boost of protein as well as calcium, which is good for your bones.
Cottage cheese: it might lack visual appeal, but cottage cheese contains all essential amino acids, is super low in fat and contains around 10 grams of protein per 100 grams. Dairy is also an excellent source of L-Carnitine, which plays a role in fat metabolism.
Fish and seafood, is an excellent source of protein but has a higher fat content than chicken. However, the fat in fish provides essential fatty acids that are good for the body. Anchovies, sardines, salmon, herring, tuna and mackerel are all good sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Red meat is also a great source of protein, a single steak of 6 ounces provides about 40 grams of protein and is rich in B-complex vitamins and creatine. It is this enhanced creatine that helps you exercise more, by improving your cellular energy.
Oatmeal: a bowl of instant oatmeal is packed with 105 calories, five grams protein and two grams fat. Way to go to keep you from feeling full due to its high fiber content. It is also an ideal snack especially after heavy work out.
Lentils: Legumes are not only rich in protein but also contain plenty of fibre. These nutrients are important for balancing blood sugar levels and keeping you more satisfied after a meal.
Hummus: This nutritious dip makes the perfect snack with some veggie sticks or wholegrain crackers. It is full of protein and fibre, and is a great way to prevent the afternoon munchies.
In the end our bodies burn calories while digesting protein more than it does with other food types.
“Music: Sunny – Bensound.com”