Let’s face it, working out isn’t worth it if it isn’t fun. And in order to keep it fun, you need to have a variety of choices both, in terms of exercising routines as well as the food you choose as a part of your balanced diet that accompanies your exercise. If you are a fitness fanatic, you would very well know by now that protein is your number one best friend because thanks to this old mate, you can build some good muscles. Now when it comes to giving your body that daily dosage of protein, our options are usually quite limited to eggs, fish and the easiest of all (but costly) protein powder that you put into your shake.
What our body as well as we ourselves need is a change and with that being said, we bring to you five foods that you can pick from the grocery store next time you’re out shopping, to include in your protein diet in order to keep you more motivated and less bored.
The next time you hear your mother planning to cook matter pulao for dinner, make sure you reach the dining table first because it would be full of protein. But little does this take us to yet another source of protein which is brown rice. So ammi jaan can always be told to cook those peas in brown rice the next time she does that and you can have a whole protein meal. Apart from that, you can always add peas to your bowl of soup or egg noodles.
The next time your mother cooks these, you need to stop yourself from making all those disgusted faces. These are energy stores that are pretty high in fiber but also very high in protein. Now while many of you might be fearing the amount of gas they make your body produce, do know that they need to be soaked in water overnight to get rid of that property. If you are using the canned ones, however, that does not need to be done.
Even raw peanuts are a remarkable source of protein, how can peanut butter be ignored? Not only does it help you in building mass, it also helps you maintain a lean body and you are less likely to gain unwanted fat if you stick to that peanut butter jar.
We are talking about beef pepperoni here and not chicken, please note. Not only are pepperoni slices rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also a good but light source of protein if you are looking forward to a quick snack. All you need is whole wheat bread slices with pepperoni in between, or of course cheese and pepperoni pizza.
Pretty sure you must have heard of spinach being a source of protein, but did you know that broccoli isn’t far behind in the race? A few years back, this wasn’t exactly easily available in supermarkets but now even itwaar bazaar has it. Also, if you think it tastes absolutely disgusting just like they show you in those cartoons, you are wrong because they aren’t even half as bad. Chop some up and add it to your salads and soups.