Best Sources of Protein for Weight Loss

Spinach


Popeye's favorite veggie is a great source of not only protein but also vitamins A and C, antioxidants and heart-healthy folate.

Tomatoes


Tomatoes are packed with the antioxidant lycopene, which studies show can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers

Guava


The highest-protein fruit, guava packs more than 4 grams per cup, along with 9 grams of fiber and only 112 calories. With 600 percent of your DV of Vitamin C

Artichokes


Ghrelin is your body's "I'm hungry" hormone, which is suppressed when your stomach is full, so eating satiating high-fiber and high-protein foods

Peas


Popeye do a spit take: Despite their wimpy reputation, a cup of green peas contains eight times the protein of a cup of spinach

Grass-Fed Beef


Grass-fed beef is naturally leaner and has fewer calories than conventional meat: A lean seven-ounce conventional strip steak has 386 calories

Bison


While grass-fed beef is an excellent choice, bison's profile has been rising in recent years, and for good reason: It has half the fat of and fewer calories

Ostrich


Lower that eyebrow you're raising. Ostrich meat is the rising star of the grill. While it's technically red and has the rich taste of beef

Pork


A longtime enemy of doctors and dieters, pork has been coming around as a healthier alternative of late — as long as you choose the right cut

Halibut


Fish was rich in protein but you might be surprised to learn that halibut tops fiber-rich oatmeal and vegetables in the satiety department

Salmon


 Salmon. Everyone lost weight, but the salmon eaters had the lowest fasting insulin levels and a marked reduction in inflammation.

Tuna


 Source of protein and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), canned light tuna is one of the best and most affordable fish for weight loss,

PACIFIC COD


Pacific cod, the fish that's typical of fish sticks, may keep you stick thin five servings of cod per week as part of a low-calorie diet for eight weeks resulted 3.8 pounds of weight loss

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