Getting enough protein into your diet is essential. Especially if you are into your weightlifting and weight train on a regular basis. Protein is key to building and repairing muscle tissue. But how can you ensure you’re getting enough each day?
As a basic starting point, I would recommend starting with getting 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight each day. For example, if you weigh 75KG you simply multiply this by 2.2 to get your answer. Meaning you would need to get approximately 169g of protein per day.
Here are some of the easiest ways to maximize your protein intake each day:
- Switch from Whey Protein to Pro Peptide. Pro peptide contains fast and slow releasing proteins. It offers you the ultimate support and helps your body make use of the formulation with Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics. This will in turn help protect your gut health also.
- Another product from the CNP range that offers a huge 26.3g per 30g serving. That is the awesome Whey Isolate. This product is easily digestible, mixes exquisitely with water (or milk of you prefer in your shakes). Thinking of trying this? The 900g pouches will be available on the 25th February! Click here for more information
- You either love it or you hate it, Peanut Butter. This is a fantastic and easy way to get your protein content up. This is a very calorie dense product and as little as 30g could offer you 9g of protein! It is also packed full of nutrients, but I would only recommend you consume in moderation.
- Another product you could consider introducing are the new CNP Protein Bars. The bars offer you a generous serving of 14g of protein per bar. They are also only 194kcals per bar. These are perfect for those who are guilty of snacking. To put this into perspective, if you were to consume a normal mars bar, for example these are only offering 4.4g of protein and 229kcals per bar.
- Chicken Breast is very rich in protein and a fantastic product for increasing protein. 100g of chicken could offer you as much as 27g of protein. Chicken is rich in B vitamins also. Vitamin B helps promote good eyesight, good digestion, energy levels and so much more!
- My next recommendation is Lean Mince Beef. Mince Beef can offer you as much as 21g per 100g. Red meat is also known for adding creatine to your nutrition. Creatine is a product you can buy on the CNP website.
- Broccoli is a great source of protein. Broccoli is going to offer you 4g roughly per 100g. Broccoli offers a respectable source of fibre and protein and vitamins A, C, E, K and a selection of B vitamins.
- For anyone who is on a vegan based diet, Lentils are a great way to increase your protein consumption. Offering nearly 9g per 100g of protein. Although not the richest in protein. I would also encourage the array of products from the CNP Plant range.
- Although they are quite calorie dense, there are a number of nuts that offer a fantastic serving of protein. 25g of almonds for example could offer you as much as 5g of protein. This is roughly a handful of almonds. Also fantastic for those who find themselves snacking and I would also recommend consuming in moderation.
- Here’s an idea for a breakfast bagel. 2 Bacon Medallions, 1 Egg, 2 Heck Chicken Sausages and a Bagel thin. This alone offers you an approximately 38g of protein and amounts to just 365 calories.
These are not the ONLY ways you can increase your protein consumption each day. But these are perfect for anyone who is looking to increase their consumption. Having enough protein per day has a long list of benefits and if you would like to know more about these benefits please feel free to reach out to me on social media formats or email me with your questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Dan Retter