Whether you're looking to make gains, lose weight, or just eat healthier in general, protein is definitely the right way to go for any of your fitness or health goals. As any gym bro would tell you, protein is crucial to muscle growth and therefore a must-have for anyone who's looking to get buff. If you want to slim or tone down, protein is one of the most satiating foods out there and can make weight loss a lot easier. As an essential macronutrient, protein also helps with growing and building good bones and repairing tissue. So all in all, protein is a pretty big deal right?
Besides loading up on all those delicious traditional meat dishes out there, finding protein sources can get pretty difficult in China. Plus, if you have a full work day ahead of you and/or dietary restrictions, getting your protein intake while juggling the rest of your life gets especially hard. Below we've rounded up 12 products that are loaded with protein and can accommodate a packed schedule or most diets.
No more excuses for skipping breakfast! If you've got to dash out of the door in the mornings, make sure these to grab these to go.
Soy milk contains the same amount of protein as cow's milk, but with fewer calories- an all round winner! Throw one of these small cartons in your bag for a protein-packed refreshment.
Green peas are one of the best vegetarian sources of protein. These dried peas are a perfect on-the-go snack, suitable for veggies and meat eaters alike. There's a flavor for everyone: from garlic to crab.
Chia seeds are small but mighty, they're known as a 'superfood' as they contain: protein, fibre, omega-3, vitamins and antioxidants. They can be consumed on their own with water, added to your fave smoothie or even a protein shake!
Being vegan can be pretty tough at times in China, so here are some store cupboard essentials to make your life easier.
Pure Protein Sources
You can easily add any of these products below to maximize your protein intake!
This is definitely one of the best and most convenient ways to load up on protein. Turn it into a quick post-workout shake when you don't have time to eat a meal, or add it to your smoothies.