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Bodybuilding and Protein

Bodybuilding and Protein, bodybuilding uses a lot of energy and takes a lot out of any bodybuilder. Protein is essential in building larger muscles and for the energy required to keep going. There are foods to eat that are higher in protein and will create the added energy and nutrition needed.

High protein bodybuilding foods include:

Beef
-4 ounce hamburger patty equals 20 grams of protein
-6 ounce steak equals 23 grams of protein

Chicken
-3.5 ounce chicken breast equals 15 grams of protein
-4 ounce chicken thigh equals 5 grams of protein
-4 ounce drumstick equals 5 grams of protein
-4 ounce chicken meat equals 5 grams of protein
-3 ounce wings equals 4 grams of protein

Fish
-8 ounce fillets equals 26 grams of protein
-8 ounce of fish steaks equals 26 grams of protein
-6 ounce cooked fish equals 20 grams of protein
-6 ounce can of tuna equals 16 grams of protein

Pork
-8 ounce pork chop equals 22 grams of protein
-4 ounce pork loin equals 11 grams of protein
-4 ounce pork tenderloin equals 11 grams of protein
-3 ounce ham equals 10 grams of protein
-1 ounce raw ground pork equals 8 grams of protein
-3 ounce cooked pork equals 10 grams of protein
-1 slice bacon equals 3 grams of protein
-1 slice Canadian bacon equals 6 grams protein

Dairy & Eggs
-1 large egg equals 6 grams protein
-1 cup of milk equals 8 grams protein
-1/2 cup of cottage cheese equals 15 grams of protein
-1 cup of yogurt equals 10 grams of protein
-1 ounce of soft cheese equals 6 grams of protein
-1 ounce of medium cheese equals 8 grams of protein
-1 ounce hard cheese equals 10 grams of protein

Seeds & Nuts
-2 tablespoons of peanut butter equals 8 grams of protein
-1/4 cups of almonds equals 8 grams of protein
-1/4 cups of peanuts equals 9 grams of protein
-1/4 cups of cashews equals 5 grams of protein
-1/4 cups of pecans equals 2.5 grams of protein
-1/4 cups sunflower seeds equals 6 grams of protein
-1/4 cups pumpkin seeds equals 8 grams of protein
-1/4 cups flax seeds equals 8 grams of protein

Beans & Soy
-1/2 cups of tofu equals 20 grams of protein
-1/2 cups of black, pinto lentils and other beans, cooked, equals 10 grams of protein
-1/2 cups cooked split peas equals 8 grams of protein
-1/2 cups cooked soy beans equals 14 grams protein
-1 cup of soy milk equals 10 grams of protein

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