Besides being an essential part of a healthy diet, research suggests protein is a key ingredient in muscle building, post-pump recovery, and weight loss. With so many potential benefits, it’s no wonder active men always seem to be looking for new ways to get more of the nutrient.
In response to the growing demand for protein-rich foods, the muscle-builder has been added into everything from pudding to pretzels. But while companies producing foods in this category get kudos for their culinary creativity, many products are loaded with sugar and calories, making them more similar to sinful indulgences than healthy supplements.
To help you navigate all the new protein-packed foods on the supermarket shelves, we’ve tracked down the most interesting options and asked Lisa Moskovitz, R.D., founder of The NY Nutrition Group and Jim White, R.D., personal trainer and registered dietitian, which products are worth trying.
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