20 Protein-Packed Foods that Slim
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Serving size: 4-6 oz
Protein per 4-oz serving: 29 g
Besides being packed with protein, salmon is one of the best natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids. “Omega-3s may help aid in weight loss by improving glucose sensitivity, reducing insulin resistance, reducing markers of inflammation, and speeding up fat oxidation,” says Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, author of The F-Factor Diet.
Buying tips: Pick wild salmon over farm raised for 20 percent more protein and less fat, suggests Zuckerbrot.
Meal ideas: Bake or grill salmon and toss it on your salad for a healthy, satisfying lunch or dinner that’s easy to make, says Zuckerbrot. Or, cut it into cubes for salmon and vegetable kabobs.