Best Lean Protein Food

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Protein is an essential part of a balanced diet. Fortunately, there are a variety of lean animal and plant sources of protein that can help you meet your quota.

Beans, peas, and lentils

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Beans, peas, and lentils are good sources of lean protein. They’re also high in fibre and may help lower your cholesterol if you eat them regularly.

White-fleshed fish

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White-fleshed fish such as cod and halibut are excellent sources, but other types of fish, such as salmon, have higher amounts of healthy omega-3 fats.

Skinless white meat poultry

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White meat chicken and turkey, particularly the breasts, are rich in protein and low in fat if you remove the skin either before or after cooking.

Plain Greek yogurt

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Plain nonfat or low-fat Greek yoghurt contains about twice as much protein per serving as regular yoghurt. It also contains much less sugar.

Tofu

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Tofu is a good source of plant protein that provides adequate amounts of all the essential amino acids and is very versatile in recipes.

Low fat cottage cheese

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Low fat cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein. It’s also a good source of calcium.

Lean beef

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Lean beef is an excellent source of protein and also packs B vitamins, zinc, and selenium.

Powdered peanut butter

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Powdered peanut butter is a convenient protein source that has just a fraction of the calories and fat of regular peanut butter.