Wednesday, August 26, 2009


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Tofu & other soy products: getting your protein from plants.

Soy: It’s High in Protein, Too

Soy products, such as tofu, soy burgers, and other soy-based foods, can offer a high-protein diet a nutritious plant-based source of protein. An added bonus: Consuming 25 grams of soy protein daily may also help lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease.

Beans: Packed With Fiber, Too

Beans pack a powerful one-two punch – they are loaded with protein and also full of fiber. Along with protein, fiber helps you feel full longer and also helps lower cholesterol. As for the protein content, a half-cup of beans is the equivalent of 3 ounces of broiled steak.

Low-fat dairy gives your diet a high-protein boost.

Low-Fat Milk Products

If you want to give your high-protein diet a tasty boost, don’t overlook dairy products as a protein source. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are not only protein-rich, they also provide calcium for strong bones and a healthy heart. Strive for 2-4 servings of low-fat or nonfat milk products daily.

Right quantaty of high-protein energy bars can help your diet in a pinch.

Cereal and Energy Bars

Pressed for time? You can turn to high-protein cereal or energy bars to give your high-protein diet a fast boost. Just make sure the bars you choose have at least 6 grams of protein and not too much sugar or fat (be careful here!).

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