PROTEIN 101: Fueling your body with whole foods


Complete ProteinsLooking to increase your protein intake but unsure about what foods are the best options? I’ve included a quick protein 101 infographic below.

What I love about this graphic is how it doesn’t mention protein powder at all. While I have been know to down a shake or two , I would much rather fulfill my protein requirement with whole foods such as lean turkey, chicken, lean beef or eggs.

Not into meat? That’s ok! While, you’ll have to put a little more thought into your protein consumption to form complete proteins – there are plenty of options like quinoa, soy, buckwheat, seitan, and linking foods like rice and beans.

Enjoy the read!


courtesy: Hello Healthy | The MyFitnessPal Blog


  • Great infographics. I feel that egg has got the most amounts of proteins. My gym instructor always advised me to have at least 2 to 3 egg whites every day before exercising. According to him protein helps in building muscles and provides the required energy to exercise, especially while lifting weights. Also I like soya. They are so delicious when added in soup along with a crust of bread.ReplyCancel

    • I love eating egg whites before working out! It’s a low fat option – and I like to pair it with a carb like oatmeal! Both provide great fuel pre workout.