How can I add extra protein to the foods in my diet?

Tanya Zuckerbrot
Nutrition & Dietetics
There are many ways to add extra protein to your diet. Protein is a great addition because with only 7 calories per gram it fills you up without filling you out. Although protein on has 7 calories per gram many sources are high in saturated fats such as high fat meats and cheeses. Good ways to add extra protein from your diet come from the following:
  • Lean meats, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs
  • Low fat cheeses (provide calcium also for healthy bones)
  • Protein powder -- can be added to oatmeal, shakes etc. 
  • Nuts such as pistachios, almonds, walnuts
  • Low fat/fat free milk

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