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Protein. If it isn’t obvious yet in today’s video we’re talking about protein and to be more specific I’m going to give you the top 10 foods high in protein for 2018.
That’s right 2018 that’s how sure I am that you guys haven’t seen most of these protein sources I’m gonna talk about today before.
For me to make a video telling you guys to eat chicken breast egg whites and fish to get all your protein in would be telling you nothing new. And that’s definitely not my style.
Everyone already knows about those common sources of protein. And don’t get me wrong the bioavailability rankings of foods…
like chicken breast, eggs, turkey, and fish indicate that these sources of protein they are the most absorbable so they’re like the best but in today’s video
I want to give you some brand new ideas of how you can fulfill your daily protein requirements with some options you probably have never heard of before.
1. So let’s start first with one of my favorite new sources of protein which is good 4 everybody even vegans and vegetarians and that’s black bean pasta.
So what do I like about black bean pasta well let’s start with the obvious first its ingredients are black beans and water.
If you follow my channel you know that I’m a big fan of single-ingredient foods like this. And then from macros, we got 17 grams of carbohydrates and 25 grams of protein.
Guys that is insane for pasta. Regular pasta has 40 grams of carbohydrates which more double and regular pasta only has 8 grams of protein which is less than half.
There’s more protein in black bean pasta than there are carbs which is crazy. And when cooked right with some low-calorie sauce it’s absolutely delicious.
There are also other varieties of high protein pasta made by the same company as mung bean fettuccine.
2. Next up we have another vegetarian and vegan-friendly option that none of my vegetarian clients seem to know about.
So I’m assuming that a lot of people out there don’t know about this protein source and it’s known as seitan.
You can do pretty much all the same stuff that you could do with tofu and tempeh except seitan has way better of a protein to carb to Fat ratio.
It’s actually kind of mind-blowing that this protein source comes from wheat. So if you’re gluten intolerant you can’t have this..
because it does have gluten in it but if you’re not one 3 ounce serving of seitan has 3 grams of carbs, no fat, and 21 grams of protein.
Guys that is obscene for a plant-based source of protein. You would cut it up and cook it just like meat… season it the same way and it’ll taste delicious if you cook it right.
3. Next is pb2 or any form of powdered peanut butter. Powdered peanut butter has been dehydrated and the oil has been pressed and squeezed out of the peanuts.
So you’re getting 85% less fat with powdered peanut butter. 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has 190 Calories in it with 16 grams of fat and 3 grams
if sugar while the same amount of pb2 has 45 Calories in it with 1 1/2 grams of fat and only 1 gram of sugar.
This makes pb2 a much better protein Source than regular peanut butter.
4.Up next we got beef jerky. Beef jerky is by far the best snack you could have when on a diet plan.
Just be careful with the flavors you want to stick with original or whichever one has the lowest amount of added sugars.
One serving of jack links original beef jerky has 12 grams of protein and
only about 1 gram of fat and 2 to 4 grams of carbohydrates. Definitely not bad for a high protein snack……..
5.for our fifth high protein option that you’re probably not used to seeing is bison.
Bison is naturally lean so even when you have 90/10 ground bison you’re looking at 24 grams of protein for only 11 grams of fat
which pretty much matches up to ground turkey in how lean it is.
You can get lean bison as well which would be really low in fat.
Bison burgers are definitely delicious and don’t require much effort so try it out for yourself.
6. Next, we have a dairy option for protein which means that this is good for vegetarians as well.
Everyone knows that low-fat cottage cheese can be used as a good source of protein
but most people don’t think that low-fat ricotta cheese is a good source of protein as well.
A lot of major brands do part skim recipes which can still be high in fat and even carbs.
Pantalica, I think it’s pronounced, they make low-fat ricotta cheese with only 4 grams of fat,
4 grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of protein. For a dairy product that is awesome!
7. The next high protein food is one that you might be a little freaked out by but everyone that I know that’s tried it loves it.
And that protein source is Kangaroo. There’s a site called Exoticmeatmarkets.com where you can get kangaroo jerky, and straight up burger meat.
I know that it might sound a little weird but I’m telling you everyone tells me great things about it.
The cool thing about kangaroo meat is that it’s very lean with only 3 grams of fat for 22 grams of protein…that’s like chicken breast lean.
Now keep in mind just because a protein source is high in protein doesn’t mean it’s the best protein source.
8. This brings me right to our next source of protein which is muscle egg. This is relatively new so you may have never heard of it
but it’s a Raw flavored liquid egg white drink which has 25 grams of protein and 0 grams of fat and 0 grams of carbohydrates.
So I know what you’re thinking you’re like damn that’s the best protein source that he said for the whole video.
But like I said just because something is high in protein doesn’t mean that it’s the best. On muscle eggs website they say that their product is 100 percent bioavailable.
And they have good point eggs rank very high on the bioavailability index meaning that your body’s going to be able to use the majority of the protein found in the eggs very efficiently.
However, what they don’t tell you is that studies have found that raw eggs are a lot harder for our body to absorb.
In fact, it decreases the amount of protein you can absorb by 40 percent. Now even if we were only absorbing 12 grams of protein for 0 grams of carbohydrates and 0 grams of fat it’s still a good protein source.
9. Next, we have ostrich sticks which again is little out there but you can pick this up at your local GNC or Vitamin Shoppe.
They taste really good kind of like a Slim Jim but they’re very lean. In one stick we’re looking at about 14 grams of protein with only 2 grams of fat and 3 grams of carbohydrates.
So here we have a ratio of one gram of fat for every 7 grams of protein. That’s a great ratio.
Now when you look at a slim jim it looks like it has fewer calories. It has 3 grams of fat but it only has 2 grams of protein.
As you can see the ostrich stick is far better.
10. And last but not least is edamame which does have soy in it but like everything else, it’s great in moderation.
One cup of edamame has 8 grams of fat 15 grams of carbohydrates mostly fiber and 17 grams of protein making edamame the highest protein vegetable available.
if you can incorporate this as your vegetable a couple of times a week you’ll be getting health benefits along with surprisingly high levels of protein.
So that’s it guys those are the top 10 high protein sources that you may have never even considered to be high in protein.
I really hope these tips is helped you guys out and has given you guys a new spin on this whole protein topic.
It’s not just chicken breast and fish and egg whites there are tons of protein sources out there for you to choose from regardless of your diet preferences.