How to Tuesdays: How to increase your protein intake

Getting the correct amount of protein on a daily basis can be a tiresome task if you don’t know what food to get it from. We wrote a post a few months ago to help you calculate your daily protein requirement which listed some protein rich foods. These may not be sufficient in helping you reach your daily requirement especially if you are a vegetarian.

  • Fish ( Also high in Omega oils)
  • Lean Beef
  • Chicken and Turkey breast
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Tofu
  • Milk and Yoghurt
  • Low fat cheeses
  • Eggs

Here are a few additional sources of good protein to vary your diet and to help boost your intake.

  • Pork Chops (Loin)
  • Lentils
  • Quinoa
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Crab
  • Shrimp

If you are still struggling to reach your target, you may want to look at pure whey powders or hemp seed protein powders to add to home-made smoothies. These are high in protein and contain no other ingredients like sugar or preservatives.