It’s no secret that protein is a vital macronutrient and that it must be consumed in high percentages in order to hit certain goals. For example, a person looking to build muscle will need to eat a significant amount of protein just like someone looking to drop weight will and whilst their overall figures may be different the principle is the same and protein is pretty damn important. In this blog, the team here at Fitness Training Solutions have decided to go over a few of the protein rich foods in order to make meal planning that little bit easier…

Chicken

Whilst chicken is a meat which offers a lot of protein, it is specifically the breast that is most important. In fact, it is a staple in the diet of many bodybuilders. It should be a frequent visitor to your shopping trolley since it offers 24g of protein per every 3 ounce serving – an incredible amount!

Greek Yogurt

Coming in at 23g per an 8 ounce serving, Greek yogurt is packed full of protein! It is made from straining away the liquid and due to this it has almost twice the value of protein that regular versions. In addition to this however you also get gut friendly bacteria and calcium as well as three times less sugar in the plain type compared to the flavoured type.

Eggs

At 6g of protein from one large egg, you don’t get as much here however the value of an egg cannot be discounted. After all, the amount of protein from an egg that is incorporated into the body is higher than any other item. Plus, they also provide essential omega-3’s.

Whether you are looking to drop a few pounds or achieve some serious muscle definition, protein is the macronutrient to rule them all; fats and carbohydrates are simply there to fill the gaps. In order to ensure that you have enough protein but do not become deficient in nutrients, it is important that you try to lead a healthy and balanced diet. In fact, this ethos is a vital part of our personal trainer courses! For more information, speak a member of the FTS team today!