Protein

Protein is a nutrient that helps the body build and repair tissue, especially muscles.

Good sources of protein include meat, eggs, nuts, tofu, beans, and seeds. Adults should consume at least 0.36 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight every day. A high-protein diet is a great way to facilitate weight loss because it's very filling, it helps with post-exercise recovery, and eating protein burns more calories than eating carbohydrates or fats, since it takes more work to digest.

Learn More:

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The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements
What’s the Best Source of Post-Workout Protein?
12 Complete Proteins Vegetarians Need to Know About
31 Healthy and Portable High-Protein Snacks
7 Proteins for Meatless Mondays (And How to Use Them)

Surprising Sources of Protein: Peas
Whether you want to up your daily dose or you're just sick of the same grilled chicken, these 10 protein-packed foods deserve a spot on your plate — or at least a chance to be considered (Why should steak and eggs get all the love?).
Cutting back on meat? You don’t need to miss out on protein. Here are 12 complete (and tasty) meat-free proteins to try this week. Eat up!
If the thought of wrangling a whole chicken gives you the willies, this recipe is for you: The instructions are simple, the flavoring is perfect, and it's roasted on a bed of veggies — the perfect side dish!
It's National Egg Day! Celebrate with one of these yolky recipes.

Avoiding meat but hungering for protein? Look no further than this list of seven protein-packed alternatives to the red (or white) stuff.

Enjoy this Vegetable Brown Rice and Beans recipe in a burrito, with a heaping tablespoon of sour cream, or as is.

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This July, don’t get in a snack time rut. Here are 31 tasty and inventive high-protein snacks — one for every day of the month!

Millions of families across the U.S. are living without access to nutritious food. This year Greatist is participating in the Food Bloggers Against Hunger campaign to help figure out strategies to make healthy living a little more affordable.

Haven’t had time to keep up on the news this week? Not to worry — we’ve summarized the top news stories that could significantly change our health habits.

Tired of traditional rice? Try this protein-packed alternative and find out why Quinoa is this week's Greatist superfood.

Surprising Sources of Protein: Peas
Whether you want to up your daily dose or you're just sick of the same grilled chicken, these 10 protein-packed foods deserve a spot on your plate — or at least a chance to be considered (Why should steak and eggs get all the love?).

They may look similar, but these bean relatives have some health benefits of their own. Check ‘em out for a high-protein, meatless staple— that also happens to be super inexpensive!

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