7 Protein Packed Foods That Will Boost Your Metabolism

Bonus: They're all veg and easily available.

1. Grapefruit:

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This one is hands-down one of the most powerful weight loss foods of all time. In fact, a study in the Journal of Medical Food found that people who ate half a fresh grapefruit a day lost 1.58 Kilos in 12 weeks without going on a diet or exercise.

2. Falafel:

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It may look like they're packed with carbs (more so because it tastes so yum) and how can anything that tastes so good, be healthy? Well, you'll be surprised to know that falafels are little balls of chickpeas and herbs that adds a gram of protein for every 25 calories, you consume from eating it.

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3. Peas:

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Peas are a rich source of protein. Eat them raw or steam and top them with a dab of butter and sea salt, there are endless recipes to make your ordinary bowl of peas tastier. You'll add a gram of protein for every 15 calories you consume from eating peas!

4. Mushrooms:

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Portabella mushrooms are packed with protein and they taste great too. In fact, most mushrooms deliver about 4 grams of protein per serving, for less than 40 calories.

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5. Pomegranate:

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Pomegranate or any fruit may not be your go-to option for protein but here's the fun fact, pomegranates are known as the powerhouse of protein! If you're wondering where it's stored then its a valid question! The answer to it is, in the seeds of the fruit. Now you know what your favourite fruit should have been.

6. Eggs:

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You knew this food was gonna make it to this list, didn't you? And we're guessing you do believe in the myth of discarding the yolk, but here's why you shouldn't – Two-thirds of the egg's protein is in the white, but egg yolks are the single best dietary source of the vitamin B choline, an essential nutrient used in the construction of all the body's cell membranes.

7. Peanuts:

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The king nut when it comes to protein is the humble peanut, when you want to lose belly fat, according to EatThis. In fact, it tops pecans (2.5 grams), cashews (5 grams) and even almonds (8 grams) in the protein power rankings. Peanuts are also terrific sources of the mood-boosting vitamin folate. We're def carrying a bag of these boys in our purses, daily FNO. 😉

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