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7 of the best non-meat proteins - you'll be surprised!

Sunday 6th August, 2017

We asked our nutritionists at Trimfit Bodies HQ to find us the healthiest non-meat protein on the planet as part of a healthy meal plan to lose weight. We were pleasantly surprised by their findings, as we are always looking at ways to get more vegetables into our diet and more protein.. so its a win/win. 

What we've leant at Trimfit Bodies is that protein helps to burn fat when it's part of a scientifically designed healthy meal plan. Protein can’t be absorbed by the body whole, so it must be broken down. This process requires energy, which is gained from burning fat. So with the right amount of high-quality protein, you can make your body a fat burning machine! This is something important for you to know as part of your weight loss strategy.

Here are the top 7 non-meat protein sources that can form part of any healthy meal plan. 

1. Quinoa

We've been a fan of Quinoa as soon as it hit the shelves at our local Coles! Quinoa is a seed/grain that is currently among the world’s most popular superfoods. Best of all its so easy to cook.. you simply add boiling water - even we can't muck that up!

It is high in many vitamins, minerals and fiber, and is loaded with antioxidants. It's also high in protein.

Protein content: One cup (185 g) of cooked quinoa contains 8 grams.

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2. Lentils

Lentils are a type of legume.

They are high in fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, folate, copper, manganese and various other nutrients.

Lentils are among the world’s best sources of plant-based protein, and are an excellent food for vegetarians.

Protein content: 1 cup (198 g) of boiled lentils contains 18 grams.

 

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3. Brussel Sprouts

This blew us away! The Brussels sprout is another high-protein vegetable, related to broccoli.

It is very high in fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients.

Protein content: Half a cup (78 g) contains 2 grams of protein.

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4. Peanuts

We love peanuts! Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they pack a protein punch - just don't over do it!

They are high in protein, fiber, magnesium and many studies show that they can help you lose weight, eaten in moderation. And we're talking about natural peanuts.. in their shells - sadly not the roasted bar nuts!

Protein content: A handful - 28 g contains 7 grams of protein.

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5. Broccoli

Broccoli is an incredibly healthy vegetable, loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber and potassium.

Broccoli is also loaded with various bioactive nutrients believed to help protect against cancer.

Calorie for calorie, it is high in protein compared to most vegetables.

Protein content: 1 cup of chopped broccoli (96 grams) contains 3 grams of protein.

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6. Oats

Oats are among the healthiest grains on the planet. 

They are loaded with healthy fibers, magnesium, manganese, thiamin (vitamin B1) and several other nutrients.

Protein content: Half a cup of raw oats contains 13 grams of protein.

 


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7. Whey Protein Supplements

When you’re pressed for time and unable to cook, a whey protein supplement can come in handy. It's also important to have a protein supplement after you've exercised or been to the gym as it helps to repair your muscles. We of course love our own Trimfit Bodies whey protein - Skinny shake.

To further assist with fat loss and weight management our Skinny Shake is a blend of thermogenic herbs: Green Tea Extract, Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones, African Mango, Green Coffee Bean added with digestive enzymes. Research has shown that this proprietary blend may increase your metabolism, aiding to burn more calories per day, leading to accelerated fat loss.

Protein content: 27 grams of protein per serve 

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