What Foods Have a Lot of Protein?


Protein is an important part of your daily diet as it aids in muscle growth and wound healing. Certain foods pack a lot of protein into one serving.

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All types of meat and poultry have a high percentage of protein. One 3.5 oz. chicken breast has 30 g of protein, while 3 oz. of filet mignon has 23 g of protein. One 3.5 oz. serving of turkey has roughly 25 g of protein.

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Most kinds of seafood are excellent sources of protein. Six oz. of tuna has 40 g of protein, while 3.5 oz. of salmon has 27 g of protein.

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Eggs are another excellent source of protein. A serving of three large eggs has 21 g of protein.

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Most dairy product have a significant amount of protein. Cottage cheese has the highest amount of protein with 15 g in every half cup.

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Cottage cheese in wood bowl (Image: svetlana foote/iStock/Getty Images)


Nuts can be a great way to add protein to your diet in a quick and easy way. One serving of almonds (1/4 cup) has five g of protein.

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Woman with almonds in her hands (Image: Katie Nesling/iStock/Getty Images)


Soybeans are an excellent source of protein. A one cup serving of raw soybeans has 33 g of protein.

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