Indian families and especially parents tend to be extremely strict when it comes to letting their kids consume supplements, especially powders such as Whey protein, due to lack of awareness and whatnot. Due to this, many college-going fitness enthusiasts are forced to look for alternative sources of protein to meet their daily protein needs. In today's blog, we'll take a look at some of the alternatives available.
Chicken breast is extremely popular among gym-goers, as not only is it extremely low on fat, but contains absolutely no carbohydrates. Every 100 grams of chicken breast (boneless and skinless) contains 32 grams of complete protein, making it one of the best sources of protein post-workout.
Eggs are one of the most popular and extremely convenient and economical sources of protein and old school fitness enthusiasts still swear by its effectiveness. One egg yields 7 grams of complete protein and the yolk is packed with vitamins and minerals, whereas the egg white is all protein. If whole eggs don't fit into your daily caloric count, then egg whites are also an excellent option post-workout.
Milk is made up of liquid (whey) and casein (solid) and the solid is used to make various types of cheeses. Paneer contains a whopping 20 grams of high-quality complete protein per 100 grams. However, one needs to keep an eye on the calories though, as it also contains 21 grams of dairy fat, taking the caloric count a bit high.
Where paneer falters, tofu, or soybean curd scores. Every 100 grams of tofu comes with 9-10 grams of complete protein and while that may be lower than that of paneer, a 100-gram serving contains just 4.5 grams of fat, which means you can double the serving size and keep your caloric intake limited as well.
Protein bars are one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to get your daily protein intake, especially if you're on the run. HYP's meal replacement protein bar comes packed with 20 grams of high-quality protein and is easy to carry around as well. You also have an option to go for a delicious sugar-free HYP protein bar that comes with 10 grams of high-quality complete protein.