21 of the Best Sources of Protein on the Planet

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5. Protein Shakes

One of the best things about protein shakes is that the combinations are virtually endless. One scoop of protein powder and any fruit or vegetable you want to add and you have a super vitamin filled source of protein. Protein amounts vary depending on the type and amount of powder you are using, so read the label to be sure you are getting a good amount to make the calories in your shake worth it.


6.  Shrimp

Who doesn’t love the taste of shrimp?! Shrimp are low in calories but loaded with certain vital nutrients, including selenium and vitamin B12, which aren’t found in too many other foods. Shrimp also contain plenty of those healthy omega-3 fatty acids. One of the great things about shrimp is that it is almost pure protein with a 3 ounce serving having about 18 grams of protein but only a tiny 84 calories. Be aware of farmed shrimps.


7.  Chicken Breast

This is probably one of the most popular protein-rich foods around. If you remove the skin first, you will have very few calories but tons of protein. An average, skinless chicken breast has about 53 grams of protein but only 284 calories.


8.  Fish

Fish, regardless of the type, is always a good healthy choice. Loaded with those heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, low in calories, but high in many types of vitamins and minerals, depending on what fish you eat. The protein count varies depending on the species but one of the most popular types of fish, Salmon, has about 19 grams of protein per 3 ounce serving.

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One Comment

  1. Elisa Lenz

    Aug 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Shocked no mention of chia seeds!