10 Great Sources of Protein

We’ve already discussed the importance of protein in our diet here. We know that protein is essential to our well-being. We know the way that protein is digested by our body and reformed to create usable proteins for the body. Now, we need to take a step back and look at what foods are the best sources of protein for our bodies!

Meat sources of protein are, unsurprisingly, at the top of the list for the highest protein content. When people speak about protein, meat is usually the first thought that comes to mind. Other animal products, like dairy and eggs, also contain protein and there are a wide-range of plant-based proteins. Unfortunately, only one plant protein makes the list here as one of the highest protein foods.


Pork Chops (Boneless)
Contains: 26 grams per 3-oz serving

Yellowfin Tuna
Contains: 25 grams per 3-oz serving

Octopus
Contains: 25 grams per 3-oz serving

Chicken or Turkey Breast
Contains: 24 grams per 3-oz serving

Steak
Contains: 23 grams per 3-oz serving

Greek Yogurt
Contains: 23 grams per 1 cup serving

Halibut or Sockeye Salmon
Contains: 23 grams per 3-oz serving

Navy Beans
Contains: 20 grams per 1 cup serving

The common theme we see from this list is meat or animal products. For some people, that isn’t an option. Some people have allergies to eggs, dairy, even certain types of meat and others are vegetarian or vegan! Univera realized that and created our vegan protein shakes that provide 20 grams of protein in each scoop! The formula is free of gluten, wheat, yeast, preservatives, soy, dairy, lactose, nuts, eggs, artificial flavors and colors, and refined sugars! This formula was designed for those who struggle to find a good protein alternative.