Eggs are an incredible wonder of nature and the animal kingdom. The most common egg eaten by humans is the chicken or hen egg. Eggs are available in many different qualities, from battery farm hen’s eggs all the way up to free range organic eggs.
Obviously the organic free range eggs are the more expensive choice and due to being fed a quality diet such as chia seeds, fish oil or even flaxseeds they give a better quality egg with a higher nutritional value than the mass farmed egg. Personally, I buy the cheaper mid-range eggs.
The average egg contains approximately 70 calories and around 6 grams of quality protein. The yolk contains the highest level of cholesterol in the egg with the white being mainly water and protein. The debate around eating eggs being good or bad for you is ongoing and still seems undecided with experts having differing opinions.
Certain types of fish contain a great source of protein with relatively low carbohydrate levels. Fish such as tuna and halibut are great choices to consume. Choose ingredients carefully when cooking recipes for fish as you don’t want to include too many carbohydrates if possible.
Not everyone likes fish but if do, it’s a definite winner in the protein stakes! Salmon is also a high protein food but not to everyone’s taste as it has a strong odour.
Meat and poultry is a strong favourite in the high protein list of things to eat. Obviously, many people choose not to eat meat but if you are a carnivore, the choices are splendid. And tasty! Who doesn’t enjoy a fresh homemade burger made from beef or turkey mince?
Main meat types available in the UK include:
Try to avoid highly processed version of meat products such as sliced reformed chicken, sliced ham and such products as they will have not only added water but chemicals and preservatives in varying levels. Avoid if possible.
Eating lots of fast food burgers is also not a good option as they are usually high in fat.
Some vegetarians will still consume fish so obviously this is a great choice if you are amongst those that do. Other good choices include Mozzarella cheese & Ricotta cheese. Low or zero fat Greek yoghurt can contain up to 17g of protein per serving and adding a few nuts or fruit will add fibre. Tofu is also a good choice.
A Vegan or plant based diet or vegan diet here are a few food choices for you to consider: