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cheapest-protien-foodsWhether you’re building muscle or simply working to maintain your current mass, protein is important. The recommended range is 0.7 – 1.5g of protein per bodyweight depending on your needs. In times like these, you want to get your daily amount of protein without breaking the bank. Here are 5 cheap sources of healthy protein that won’t cause you to break the bank.

  1. Eggs

Being a staple of breakfast across the land for years, eggs are a great source of protein. Not only that but they’re also easy on your budget too. A hard boiled egg contains about 6.14 grams of protein. There are new studies which show that eggs don’t actually lead to heart disease. However if you aren’t a fan of the yolk, you can have the egg whites. The egg whites in one egg contain 3.6 g of protein. Eggs are not only a great source of protein but also a great source of other important nutrients such as: vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate.

  1. Peanut Butter

Hopefully you don’t have any peanut allergies. Peanut Butter is not only delicious but also a tasty and affordable source of protein. One serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons) has 8 grams of protein. Have your peanut butter with some whole grain bread and banana and you’ve got a great healthy snack.

  1. Canned Sardines

Cheap, tasty and also a nice source of protein; sardines will add a good amount of protein to your daily intake. While it’s not recommended to have it too often due to sodium levels, sardines can provide a generous amount of protein to your diet. One can of Brunswick sardines in Soya Bean Oil has 22g of protein. Sardines are also a good source of omega-3s as well as other nutrients such as vitamin D, vitamin B12 and calcium.

  1. Canned Mackerel

Another form of seafood in a can that’s great is mackerel. Often referred to as Jack Mackerel, it is a great and affordable source of protein. One can (15oz) contains 83.72g of protein. Mackerel is also a source of other nutrients such as: vitamin A, vitamin D and folate.

  1. Oats

A food with plenty of history; oats are a great way to start off the day. Known in the scientific community as Avena Sativa, oats are not just a great source of protein. They will also help to naturally boost your testosterone levels and lower your cholesterol levels. One cup of oats has 26.35g of protein.

The foods listed here are not only great sources of protein but they also provide other important nutrients. Eating well and getting you’re necessary amount of nutrients isn’t as hard and expensive as many people think. Are any of the foods on this list a must have on your grocery list? What else do you recommend? Let us know by commenting below.

 

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