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7 High-Protein Foods Great For Seniors

Protein can help you feel strong, energized, and ready to take on the day. For this reason, your diet should have a healthy amount of high-protein food. As Healthline states, you should eat 0.36 grams (g) of protein per pound of body weight. But where can you find this nutrient the most?

Many people think that protein bars and powders are the way to go. While these are filled to the brim with this good stuff, they are also usually very high in sugar, which leads to other health issues. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives. Healthline shares the foods that are packed with protein.

  1. Meat. Of course, meat is perhaps the most obvious spot to find protein. Beef, turkey, chicken, and pork are all excellent sources of protein. Obviously, some are more nutritious than most so be a carnivore responsibly.
  2. Tofu and Tempeh. If meat isn't your favorite choice, you can find a ton of protein in these meat alternatives. Both derive from the soybean but go through different processes. They are great additions to any meal.
  3. Eggs. A great addition to any breakfast, eggs will help you start the day with a protein-powered punch. However, eggs do in fact house a high amount of cholesterol.
  4. Avocados. Is it a vegetable? Is it a fruit? One thing is for sure, it's packed with protein! Actually, an avocado is a very nutritionally packed fruit, and is a great addition to a diet plan.
  5. Milk and Cheeses. Whether you are drinking cow's milk or almond milk, it all has a ton of protein. As such, cheese also does, but as you could imagine, it has a good bit of fat.
  6. Almonds. Speaking of almonds, the nuts have been known for its energizing effects, all thanks to its protein power.
  7. Beans. Another great meat alternative, beans are chock-full of protein and come in a variety of different types. Edamame, kidney, black, pinto, oh my!

So, what's for dinner? Whatever it is, try and incorporate at least one of the above foods so you can have the energy to take on the day!

For more information, check out Healthline's article here