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Food with a surprising amount of protein

  1. Some products are known for the amount of proteins. Such as chicken, fish and cottage cheese. There are also plenty of lists with products that contain a lot of protein. You can also find these in our article â € ˜ 40 products with a lot of protein! â € ™ and our â € Top 10 Low Fat Protein Foods! â € ™. There are also products with a surprising amount of protein that are less known. Sometimes you get a lot of protein without realizing it!

Focus on a lot of protein

  1. There is a lot of focus on getting enough protein. You need them for your muscles and therefore to become stronger. Just like you need carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to be healthy and strong.

  1. However, many people have come to think that it is necessary to eat powders, bars, trays of cottage cheese and chicken fillet every day. And that it is difficult to get enough protein every day with â € normalâ € ™ food. This is partly due to the fitness market that emphasizes this.

  1. Discussions about how much protein someone needs take place on a daily basis. When you search online you quickly come up with all kinds of advice. Various for women, vegans, strength and endurance sports, for example. Which advice applies to you?

  2. Discussions about how much protein someone needs take place on a daily basis. When you search online you quickly come up with all kinds of advice. Various for, for example, women, vegans, strength and endurance sports. Which advice applies to you?

  1. For non-athletes we say 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. And for strength athletes 1.5 to 1.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. But don't be too strict about that. Someone who goes to the gym 3 times a week and is not a top athlete will also be healthy and strong with 1.2 grams.

  1. Moreover, a day more or a day less protein, and a gram more or less does not matter. Focus on a total healthy lifestyle, not just a lot of protein.

7 products with a surprising amount of protein

  1. Many foods and products contain proteins. Only they are not always known for it. Moreover, there are no nutritional values ​​on fresh products. Chances are that you are already consuming much more protein than you would expect during a day.

  1. To give you an idea of ​​products that are surprisingly high in protein, we've listed 7 products that are not immediately known for their protein.

  1. Nuts and seeds are of course known as sources of a lot of protein. Nevertheless, we include this nut in this list, because it is less well known than the walnut and cashew nut.

  1. 100 grams of peeled pistachios contains 20 grams of proteins. That's more than in walnuts and cashews! A portion of 20 grams therefore contains 4 grams. A tasty and healthy variation.

  1. The pistachio nut seems to have other advantages as well. In one study, they got men at risk for diabetes and heart disease pistachios. These men's cholesterol decreased and so did their risk of diabetes.

  2. The pistachio nut seems to have other advantages as well. In one study, they got men at risk for diabetes and heart disease to use pistachios. These men's cholesterol decreased and so did their risk of diabetes.

  1. Also called frozen green peas. These cheap green peas from the freezer in the supermarket secretly contain quite a lot of protein. About 5.5 grams per 100 grams. And you can easily get that 100 grams in a meal.

  1. You only need to bake or cook garden peas briefly. You can then use them in all kinds of dishes, such as a risotto, pasta or pasta salad. You can even roast them as a healthy snack.

  1. Leafy vegetables in general are known as vegetables with a lot of protein. Spinach in particular. Why? Because this is a vegetable that you can also use in your smoothie. And as a bonus, many other great nutrients and antioxidants too.

  2. Leafy vegetables in general are known as vegetables with a lot of protein. Spinach in particular, though. Why? Because this is a vegetable that you can also use in your smoothie. And as a bonus, many other great nutrients and antioxidants too.

  1. Smoothies, quiches, savory pies, pasta and risottos. Spinach can be used anywhere for extra protein. Fresh spinach contains 2.5 grams of protein per 100 grams.

  1. The artichoke is a vegetable that is not widely used in the Netherlands. You can buy fresh artichoke and canned artichoke hearts. You can eat them directly from a can. For example through a pasta, on a pizza, salad or oven dish.

  1. A version of artichoke is a bit more difficult, because you have to cut it well. You can cook an entire artichoke, but usually we only eat the artichoke hearts. To do this you cut away all the leaves, stems and the fibrous interior.

  2. An artichoke version is a bit more difficult, because you have to cut it well. You can cook an entire artichoke, but usually we only eat the artichoke hearts. To do this you cut away all leaves, stems and the fibrous interior.

  1. Per 100 grams, artichoke hearts contain 3 grams of proteins. A canned artichoke heart weighs about 40 grams. So eat 2 or 3 and you will have 3 or more grams of protein again.

  1. Hemp seed is super versatile. Can be used in sweet and savory dishes. For example as an extra crunch over your salad or cup of cottage cheese. But also through your smoothie or pasta sauce.

  1. Per 100 grams of hemp seed there is around 32 grams of protein. So a lot of protein! Now you don't eat 100 grams of hemp seed in one day so quickly and we don't recommend that. But with 15 to 20 grams you still get 5-7 grams of protein.

  1. Fruit as a source of protein? Yes, fruit can also contain protein! The seeds of a pomegranate contain 1 gram of protein per 100 grams. That may not sound like much. But since there is no widely known information, we forget to include fruit in the picture of our own protein consumption.

  1. Pomegranate is not the only fruit. Other examples of fruit with protein include grapefruit, passion fruit, banana, melon, tangerine and kiwi.

  1. A delicious cup of hot chocolate, made from rich cocoa powder. A treat, but also a source of a lot of protein. Or mix it with a smoothie, your bowl of oatmeal or bake tasty cupcakes.

  1. A pure cocoa powder contains around 20 grams of protein per 100 grams. A lot! Especially for something we also see as a delicacy. That way you can easily increase the amount of protein in a dish.



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