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High protein meats

Protein in meat is one of the best sources of protein, whether it is red meat or lighter coloured meat, and it contains all the amino acids needed for a healthy body.

High protein meats are generally the unprocessed cuts, although processed meats do still offer a good meat protein content.

Meat and protein go hand in hand and if you are building muscle, it doesn't have to be just beef steak and chicken, there are other high protein meats for you to enjoy which you can see below.

Try to eat your meat as lean as possible, so grill or bake to benefit from the protein without putting on the pounds.

If you are stuck for cooking ideas simply do a quick search as there are many healthy recipes for cooking meat which will give delicious results without going near that frying pan!

How much protein in meat?

The protein content varies between each type of meat. Use our list of high protein meats below:

Food (100g) Protein Carbs Fat Calories
Beef Fillet Steak 20.9g 0g 7.9g 648kJ (155kcal)
Chicken Breast (Skinless) 23.5g 0g 1.7g 462kJ (109kcal)
Crab meat 18.1g trace 0.5g 330kJ (80kcal)
Turkey Breast (Skinless) 22.3g 0g 1.2g 425kJ (100kcal)
Venison (Deer meat) 30.21 3.19 158

How much meat should you eat?

Meat should be part of a stable diet, especially for a bodybuilder. I'd reccomend consuming red meat 2-3 times a week and white meat such as chicken or turkey as much as 3-4 times a week.