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How To Increase Your Protein Intake

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Protein plays an important role in increasing metabolism, helping you lose weight and gain strength as well as energy. But the question is- how to increase your protein intake? Check out the easiest tips and tricks by which you can enjoy a protein-rich diet:

  • EGGS:
    Replace your breakfast cereal with eggs (a couple of them). Have your eggs boiled with a dash of black pepper powder, fry them into a gigantic omelette or just go for simple poached eggs with a seasoning of your favourite herbs! It’s certainly an overdose of proteins first thing in the morning.
  • GREEK YOGHURT:
    Just swap your regular bowl of plain yoghurt with Greek Yoghurt. Every 100 g of Greek Yoghurt serves you with 10g of protein. Now, that sounds good, doesn’t it?
  • SEEDS:
    To add on to the protein content, mix some seeds into your bowl of Greek Yoghurt. Choice is yours- flaxseeds, chia seeds or hemp seeds. Every tbsp flaxseeds and chia seeds give you around 1.5 to 2 g protein. So blend them into the creamy goodness of yoghurt and slurp!
  • LENTILS:
    A big bowl of dal should feature in your lunch/dinner menu, no matter what! Lentils are a good source of protein. Each cup of masoor dal contains about 20g of protein! No wonder dal-chawal is a staple diet for most of us here. Have dal to your heart’s content, no guilt pangs please!
  • LEAN MEAT AND ANIMAL PROTEIN:
    Including lean meat to your diet is a delicious way of increasing your protein consumption. White-meat poultry like skinless chicken and seafood items are tasty and give you your share of protein. So feast on them for a protein-rich diet.
  • DRINK SATTU:
    Every 100g of sattu contains about 20g of proteins! So basically, Sattu is  in reality your inexpensive version of the pricey protein powders available in health shops and trust me, it’s delicious. Have it as a delicious sherbet and you are sorted for the day!

 

Having protein is important as it boosts your immunity, helps in growth and development and maintains a healthy weight. Instead of relying on protein shakes and supplements, try to have food items rich in proteins. What’s your way of having more proteins? Do share your diet tricks with us!

 

P.S. I am not a food expert. This is a research article.

Disclaimer: This post is a culmination of my reading of articles and excerpts on how to eat healthy. Ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely subjective and may not be relevant for certain underlying health conditions. In case you have chronic health conditions, please get in touch with a physician or dietitian for a diet to suit your purpose.

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