They say that eating Protein helps you age better. and by that we mean, does not help you age as you normally would have. Sounds interesting? Wait till you hear the rest of it!

Protein not only helps you lose that extra weight, but also boosts your metabolism, lowers your blood pressure, is incredibly good for your bones and even helps increasing some of that muscle strength, to name a few!

Move over carbs and fats, the protein is back and it is here to stay. Don’t let protein deficiency take away the good years of your life and indulge in some self love by staying nutritious. It is said that while women need about 46 grams of protein a day, men need a close 56 grams as well. Consuming protein gives you all the benefits needed to lead a naturally healthy lifestyle. The following are a few examples:  

1. Seafood 

Fish, Tuna, Shrimp..you name it, it’s on the healthy list. Sorry Vegetarians, this one is not for you. Along with the necessary protein, Fish and Shrimp also contain Omega-3 acids that are extremely good for your heart. Tuna is among the most popularly consumed fish because of its richness in protein. Also containing Omega 3 acids, it runs low on fat and calories. Other fish like Salmon are also abundant in protein, with almost half of it consisting of Protein.  

2. Milk

Unless you’re a vegan, you probably swear by Milk and regularly consume it in its various forms daily. Wouldn’t blame you though. Milk is responsible for stronger and better bones, teeth, better skin, among other benefits. Skimmed milk is a great option for everyone looking to make changes to their diet. Also containing calcium and phosphorus, milk is full of the nutrition that is necessary for the human body and helps us stay fit.

3. Greek Yogurt

 For everyone who’s thinking why a normal yogurt is not mentioned, it must be known that the greek yogurt has almost double the amount of proteins. With more than twice of quantity of sugar, this is especially ideal for individuals trying to lose some weight and get rid off those unnecessary calories. It is also extremely easy to make. You need to strain the extra liquid away and you have yourself some greek style yogurt ready. Super healthy and tasty, too!  

4. Eggs 

What is a great breakfast without some fresh eggs? A few perfectly scrambled eggs are the stuff that dreams are made of. Eggs have everything you could possibly think of. You name it, they have got it. Vitamins, minerals, protein, the list goes on. They also happen to form an important part of a lot of our meals, especially the most important one: dessert! 1 large egg contains about 6 grams of protein. The amino acids in eggs work like wonders on your body. Not only are they cheap, but also easy to use. For everyone looking to build some muscle, this is the way to do so!  

5. Nuts 

Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios are full of all the nutrients that the human body needs. Almonds contain magnesium, Vitamin E and Fiber among other necessary nutrition. For every ounce, there are 13 grams of Protein that enters the human body. Peanuts also contain an ample amount of Magnesium and Fiber. As an alternative, Peanut butter is also supposed to be infinitely nourishing.  

6. Pomegranate 

Pomegranate, a superfood, that can be substitutes as a fruit, a supplement or a fruit juice, contains nutrition that helps in lowering cholesterol in the human body, the risk of heart disease or even diseases like cancer.

The antioxidants present in the fruit sometimes fight to reverse damage that has already been done. It contains Vitamin C which also supplies the body with the fibre that it needs. The little seeds have more life to offer than you think!
 

7. Cottage Cheese 

Low in fat but stacked with the most important Calcium, Phosphorous and other nutrition, Cottage Cheese could possibly be the best ingredient to include in your diet. It is made of Casein protein, a vital slow digesting protein, is full of amino acids. It’s the cheat that doubles up as a healthy option as well. Parmesan, Mozzarella and Swiss cheese are also other types of cheese that that also contain high amounts of protein. A tip would be to pick the one that is not as high in Sodium as the others. Cottage Cheese does not contain as many calories and hence is favored by most people who are looking to make their diet as nutritious and full of protein as possible. It adds the most number of proteins for every calorie consumed.  

8. Beef 

Non vegetarians know what this is about. Delicious, wholesome and heavy in protein..it does not get better than this! Beef also contains a higher percentage of protein than chicken. It contains some fat so only the necessary amount must be consumed. The vitamins, protein and minerals complete your meal with all the nutrition needed.  

9. Pork 

The sumptuously cooked pork ribs provides about 25 grams of protein in a single serving. Protein is responsible for 30% of the calories count. Both lean or fat cuts form a part of the overall protein intake. Giving your body the necessary strength, it also helps in building muscle mass. Pork tenderloins and pork chops are great options to choose from. 

10. Greens/Veggies

Always keep your vegetables closer, even when you think you don’t need them. Because truth is, you do. Spinach, peas, beans etc almost all contain about 5-10 grams of the nutritious protein and strength that your body needs. These are the easiest and safest options to choose from. Similarly, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms are a few other sources of protein that you must consume regularly to maintain a proper protein intake.