The Protein Content in Foods

high protein foods,protein content of foods,total healthProtein is key to good health, and while it’s important to get enough protein, it’s also important not to eat too much protein. When you eat too much protein, it gets stored as fat, and that can cause obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, all of which can lead to an early death. When you eat too little protein, you can suffer a host of problems—hair loss, an inability to heal wounds, and wasting diseases that result in death.

To help you known which foods are high in protein, here’s the list.

Some High Protein Foods and Their Protein Content
Food Serving Size Grams of Protein
Almonds 1/4 cup 8
Artichokes 1 medium 4
Asparagus, frozen 1 cup 5
Beans (black, kidney,
pinto, vegetarian)
1/2 cup cooked 7-10
Beet Greens, no salt 1 cup boiled 4
Broccoli, no salt 1 cup boiled 5
Cashews 1/4 cup 5
Cauliflower, no salt 1 cup boiled 3
Chicken Breast 3 ounces 30
Chicken Drumstick average size 11
Chicken Thigh average size 10
Corn, cream style 1 cup 5
Cottage Cheese 1/2 cup 15
Egg large 6
Fish Fillet 3 ounces 22
Flax Seeds 1/4 cup 8
Hamburger Patty 4 ounces 28
Hard Cheeses 1 ounce 10
Lentil Beans, boiled 1 cup 18
Medium Cheeses 1 ounce 8
Milk 1 cup 8
Peanut Butter 2 Tablespoons 8
Peanuts 1/4 cup 9
Peas 1 cup cooked 5-7
Pecans 1/4 cup 2-3
Pork Chop average size 22
Pork Loin 4 ounces 29
Pumpkin Seeds 1/4 cup 19
Soft Cheeses 1 ounce 6
Soy Beans 1/2 cup cooked 14
Soy Milk 1 cup 10
Spinach, frozen 1 cup cooked 6
Split Peas 1/2 cup 8
Squash, Butternut 1 cup 3
Sweet Potato, canned 1 cup 4
Steak 6 ounces 42
Sunflower Seeds 1/4 cup 6
Tofu 1/2 cup 20
Tunafish 6 ounce can 40
Yogurt 1 cup 8-12

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