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List of Protein Amounts in Foods


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Can anyone direct me to a list of foods by the amount of protein in it?  You know - most to least?   All I have found so far is alphabetical lists of all foods and that's too long to put on the refrigerator!   I know my SO isn't getting enough protein and I don't usually, either.  We aren't big eaters but we want to eat enough to be healthy.  I think he's underweight.  6'1" and 174 lbs??  I would appreciate your input.

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i can pull up lots of charts, but yeah, they aren't listed highest to lowest.

You can always bring it into an excel spreadsheet and sort by protein content though.?

Keep your eyes peeled at the grocery store for some bearded seal.

Or you could go with something a little less exotic.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12 354500/Data/SR22/nutrlist/sr22w203.pdf

This is the USDA National Nutrient database list of all foods in a list of highest to lowest protein content. You can use the National Nutrient Database for any nutrient (macro or micro)...

You don't need all that much protein in your diet to be healthy.  If you get a small amount at each meal that should be enough..... Choose from eggs, meat, fish, quorn, nuts, seeds, tofu, beans, lentils, chickpeas, dairy products, quinoa grain and other wholegrains.   You could have eggs at breakfast, beans at lunch, some meat at supper... that would do the trick.   Someone 6'1" and 174lbs has a BMI of 23 which is within the normal healthy range of 22 - 25.  So not underweight.

If you're not sure what a healthy diet looks like I can recommend this site for handy hints and tips.   http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydiet/eightti pssection/8tips/

If you're on this site because you're interested in counting calories, keep a note of what you eat for a week or two using the food log and see how it shapes up.  A typical adult female needs about 2000 cals a day.  A man needs about 2500.

Original Post by gddrdld:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12 354500/Data/SR22/nutrlist/sr22w203.pdf

This is the USDA National Nutrient database list of all foods in a list of highest to lowest protein content. You can use the National Nutrient Database for any nutrient (macro or micro)...

 Thank you!  That's just what I was looking for.  Appreciate your help.

Original Post by gi-jane:

You don't need all that much protein in your diet to be healthy.  If you get a small amount at each meal that should be enough..... Choose from eggs, meat, fish, quorn, nuts, seeds, tofu, beans, lentils, chickpeas, dairy products, quinoa grain and other wholegrains.   You could have eggs at breakfast, beans at lunch, some meat at supper... that would do the trick.   Someone 6'1" and 174lbs has a BMI of 23 which is within the normal healthy range of 22 - 25.  So not underweight.

If you're not sure what a healthy diet looks like I can recommend this site for handy hints and tips.   http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydiet/eightti pssection/8tips/

If you're on this site because you're interested in counting calories, keep a note of what you eat for a week or two using the food log and see how it shapes up.  A typical adult female needs about 2000 cals a day.  A man needs about 2500.

 Thanks for your input.  You sound like a very knowlegable person.

Original Post by robin9395:

Check out these sites. 

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/ highproteinfood.htm

http://www.commonsensehealth.com/List_of_High _Protein_Foods.html

Hope they're helpful to you.

 Robin, Just wanted to let you know that that "commonsensehealth" list is not a very good nutritional info source. It states that all the foods listed are "low in saturated fats" and that "there is no red meat listed" for that reason, then it goes on to list several dairy products that are generally high in saturated fat (ie: cheeses). There are, in fact, some cuts of "red meat" that are much lower in sat fats than some of the foods listed here.

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