Top 5 High Protein Foods

Top 5 High Protein Foods

Learn the top 5 foods highest in protein. See how you can get protein naturally!
Franklin Athletic Clubs is a full service athletic club intent on keeping you motivated to reach your personal fitness goals. Part of being motivated is seeing results and making your workout more than just a routine, but a lifestyle. If a healthy diet accompanies your workout regimen, you will most likely see results faster and enjoy your workouts more. Protein is an essential nutrient used in your body to build new cells, maintain tissues, and synthesize new proteins. In short, protein helps you build muscle and provides food for your brain to think, hear and move quickly and effectively. See what foods are highest in protein!


Turkey breast and chicken breast are highest in protein. Chicken breasts provide around 34 grams of protein per 100grams of chicken.   Fish is the second highest in protein in the meat category. Tuna, Salmon and Halibut rank the highest with around 22 grams of protein per fillet.


Cheese provides a high amount of protein, making this the perfect quick, go-to snack! For instance, non-fat mozzarella cheese has 32 grams of protein per 100 grams. Low or non fat mozzarella and cottage cheese provide the most protein per calorie. Full fat cheeses typically provide only 1 gram protein per 20 calories.


Mature soy beans have the highest concentration of protein, with 17 grams per 100 grams of beans. Other beans high in protein per cup cooked are kidney beans, white beans, lima beans, fava beans, black beans and mung beans.


Eggs are your golden nugget for fast protein. The perfect breakfast option, these babies provide about 4 grams of protein per egg white. One large whole egg has 6 grams of protein.

Nuts and Seeds

Another perfect go-to snack option for quick and easy high protein filled snacks. Pumpkin, squash, watermelon seeds, peanuts and almonds are the nuts and seeds with highest amount of protein. These have about 9 grams per ounce.

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