Updated: Jan 31
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A new year brings new opportunities. It’s a fresh start and a chance to step back and evaluate your goals. For many, fitness-oriented objectives are top of mind to jumpstart new healthy habits.
However, if you’re aiming to win at working out and finesse your fitness routine, you’re going to need the proper fuel.
Here are 5 natural protein-packed foods to fuel your 2023 fitness goals.
Whole eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available. A fantastic source of vitamins, including vitamins A and B12, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats, eggs are also jam-packed with and are an egg-cellent source of easily absorbed protein.
While egg whites, specifically, are almost entirely pure protein, whole eggs - as in containing the yolk - supply your body with more nutrients.
An unsung hero of the healthy food world, cottage cheese is a wonderful option for those looking to be calorie and fat-conscious while still seeking foods high in protein.
It is rich in vitamin B12, calcium and phosphorus while also low in fat and calories. Cottage cheese is a great idea for a satisfying snack since it can also be quite filling. It’s also easily customizable and can be spruced up by adding fruit, cinnamon, or nuts.
Speaking of nuts, almonds are tiny tree nuts that may be small but are filled to the brim with essential nutrients, including fibre, magnesium, and vitamin E.
They’re also a fantastic source of plant-based protein, which is especially important for vegans and vegetarians who can’t source protein from more common foods, such as meats.
An oldie but a goodie, chicken breast is an easily accessible option for those looking to increase their protein intake.
On top of being an excellent protein source, chicken breast also contains vitamin B, as well as minerals, including zinc. It’s also incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into dozens of recipes to suit every palate and preference.
Another delicious yet versatile food full of protein is Greek yogurt. Containing calcium, zinc, and vitamins A and B12, its creamy texture lends itself beautifully to both sweet and savoury recipes.
It works well as a source of protein for shakes, smoothies and soups. Greek yogurt can also be used as a substitute for sour cream to add a protein boost and as an alternative for those sensitive to lactose.
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