Chicken, eggs whites, and oats. Those could be considered the three staples of a bodybuilders diet. They are all a great source of protein and they are also healthy. The chicken is lean, as opposed to beef, the egg whites don't have the fat or cholesterol from the yolk, and oats are full of heart healthy fiber as well as a decent amount of protein.
But how is a vegetarian who hates eggs supposed to get their protein. It can't all come from oats. Here are three easy ways to get protein, in addition to oats.
Peanut butter is an excellent way to get lots of protein. A two-tablespoon serving size has 7 grams of protein. If you are going to eat a lot of peanut butter, you should try and eat it plain, or on slices of apple or stalks of celery. Avoid making peanut butter sandwiches since you don't want the excess carbs from the bread. The apples and celery will also give your body lots of fiber and help you feel full.
Peanut butter is great, just make sure that you choose a natural brand that is not loaded with sugar. The excess sugar will just add lots of calories that you will have to burn off later at the gym. If you have access to a health food store, you can even get freshly ground peanut butter. This is pure peanuts without any preservatives or artificial flavorings. One thing to be aware of with freshly made peanut butter is that it tends to separate, that is the oil floats to the top and the bottom of the container will get very thick. You can help avoid this by stirring the peanut butter thoroughly each time you open the jar.
Green peas are a sneaky source of protein. Many people aren't aware that they are packed with 8 grams of protein per cup. What's more, they are super healthy and are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They are low in calories, so you can eat as much as you like. You can get frozen or canned, though many people prefer frozen because they will not have the high sodium that you find in many canned peas.
A great way to boost the protein content of a tofu stir-fry is to add some green peas to the stir-fry. If you season with a low-sodium soy sauce, you will have a healthy and protein-rich meal.
Whey Protein Powder
Finally, there is whey protein powder. This is made from milk and it is a bodybuilders dream come true. All you have to do is add the whey to your milk or water and then drink it to get your protein. The amount of protein per serving depends on the producer as well as the size of the "scoop" that comes in the container. Some containers might be 13 grams per serving/scoop, while others might clock in at 17.
Whey is made from milk. The milk is separated into curds and whey. This whey is then sent in liquid form, the excess lactose is removed (that's the sugar in milk), and then the whey is dehydrated and turned into a powder. At this point flavors are added. The flavor might be chocolate, vanilla, berry, or something wild like cookie dough or cake with frosting.
For more information, contact professionals like ARD Nutrition.Share
12 July 2016
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