Protein-packed foods that will help fuel your muscles

Almonds: Almonds are high in protein, which is why almond butter, almond flour, and 64 different varieties of almond milk are available in almost every grocery shop in America.

Cheese: You should avoid creamier (and hence fattier) cheeses, but if you're just looking for some extra protein, it's all okay!

Chicken: Chicken is difficult to beat in terms of protein content. Every ounce of chicken has 8 grams of protein, so a 3-ounce portion contains 24 grams, which is almost half of the typical person's required daily requirement.

Chickpeas: We can all agree that chickpeas or garbanzo beans are a fantastic source of protein. An ounce of chickpeas has three grams of plant-based protein.

Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese has more slow-digesting casein protein than milk and other cheeses, which helps to avoid muscle breakdown.

Edamame: Edamame is a high-protein snack that may also be served as a side dish. A cup of boiled and shelled pods has 18 grams of protein and less than 200 calories, in addition to antioxidants, vitamin K, and fiber.

Eggs: Each egg provides six grams of protein in your daily consumption. Don't overlook the yolks; while the white has more protein, the yellow section includes at least two grams.