Eggs are among the most controversial foods in terms of how many recommendations are given to stimulate and avoid their consumption. One thing is for sure - eggs are very rich in protein and other important substances, but they also contain products that in large doses can be harmful - such as cholesterol and other lipids.

 

Recent studies show that one to two eggs a day can not harm, but here comes another specific feature. Eggs are proven allergens and for many people their consumption is undesirable. For all these cases, for vegans, as well as for people who want to diversify their menu from foods rich in protein , it would be good to know the products that are even richer in protein than eggs.


 

Chicken


It is estimated that 100 g of pure chicken contains between 20 and 25 g of pure protein. It contains some of the most important amino acids, including essential ones. This is an amount significantly exceeding the protein content in 100 g of eggs, regardless of what culinary treatment they have undergone.

 

Cheese


Classic white brined cheese, like most exotic fermented cheeses, is another alternative to eggs as a rich source of protein. 100 g of cheese may contain between 7 and 15 g of pure protein. In combination with calcium and vitamin D, coming from the milk used as raw material.

 

Legumes


Almost all members of this group - from lentils to peas - are an excellent source of protein - an average of 7-8 g of protein per 100 g of product. The good news is that many of the other beneficial ingredients in legumes are preserved after cooking, including antioxidants, fiber, iron and potassium. In addition, legumes have a low glycemic index and do not lead to a sharp rise in blood sugar, keeping satiety for longer.

 

Broccoli


Outside of legumes, this is the vegetable with the highest protein content - about 3 g per 100 g of product. Protein is supplemented with high doses of vitamin K , vitamin C and fiber.

 

With regard to proteins, it is good to observe not only their consumption in optimal amounts, but also their proper combination with products rich in other types of nutrients. It is recommended that foods rich in protein are not consumed at the same time as those rich in carbohydrates - bakery products, pasta, confectionery and more.