OK, so I'm sure by now, we all know how much protein we need each day. Most women over the age of 19 need 40-60 grams depending on their weight and activity level (check this protein post to find out how much protein you should be getting).
So, how do we get the protein we need? Here's a list of some foods and how much protein is in each. Add up the amount of protein you eat in a day to figure out if you're getting enough, or if you need to add more.
|Food||Protein in Grams|
|1 cup oatmeal||6|
|1 cup cereal (corn flakes)||2|
|1 cup cereal (Cheerios)||3|
|1 cup cereal (Kashi Go Lean)||14|
|2 slices whole wheat bread||5|
|1 cup milk||8|
|1 cup soy milk||6-10|
|6 oz yogurt||7|
|6 oz soy yogurt||6|
|1 cup lowfat cottage cheese||28|
|1 oz soft cheese (mozzarella, brie, camembert)||6 per oz|
|1 oz medium cheese (cheddar, swiss)||7-8 per oz|
|1 oz hard cheese (parmesan)||10 per oz|
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