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How much protein is in your food?

A new analysis has revealed that diets high in animal protein can reduce the risk of a stroke by 20 per cent and provides twice the benefit in comparison to vegetable protein. We look at how much protein serve by serve is in our food


Grilled chicken breast with fresh mango salsa, soft focus

100g of cooked chicken breast contains around 30g of protein. According to the USDA, the average woman needs to consume around 46g of protein daily, so this is an easy way to make sure you’re having enough. Chicken breast is naturally low in sodium too, so it’s a good addition to your diet.


tuna steaks

Fish such as tuna and salmon have around 26g of protein per 100g so this is another good source of protein. Tuna also contains omega-3 fatty acids which can reduce blood pressure which is helpful if you suffer from high blood pressure and are at risk of having a stroke.



Pork loin (cooked) contains around 25g of protein per 100g. Pork chops are naturally low in sodium compared to bacon and ham, which is great source of protein for those who need to watch their sodium levels


Succulent tender raw lean beef steaks lying

Lean beef usually contains around 36g of protein in a cooked 100g portion. Lean beef is low in saturated fat in comparison to high-fat beef but contains similar amounts of nutrients.

READ MORE: Can a diet high in animal protein protect against stroke?

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