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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
October 11, 2020

Right To Protein Team

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Proteins aren’t considered the building blocks of our bodies for nothing – snacks high in protein that are eaten between meals can reduce hunger, prevent overeating at mealtimes, and can help maintain weight loss. In fact, there are plenty of portable, non-perishable ways to sneak in some protein, without having to spend hours in the kitchen!

To help you, the Right to Protein initiative partnered with LabelBlind® to identify, round up and rate high protein prepackaged foods and beverage products that are commonly available in Indian supermarkets. Nearly 1750 products across 150 brands from 18 categories are enlisted in the India Protein Scoreand this includes foods that are perfect for busy WFH days!

Here’s are some of the best high-protein snacking options –

Nut Butters

Almond and peanut butter may be the most popular nut butters, but don’t under appreciate the power of coconut or pumpkin seeds butter. They are energy and brain power boosters and can help with memory impairment. There are plenty of brands available in India with high protein, low sugar versions. So get creative – drizzle some peanut butter over a bowl of oatmeal, smear almond butter over a slice of whole grain toast or apple slices to fuel your snack game!

Soy Milk Drinks

Naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free, soy milk is not only a common dairy alternative, but also an excellent source of protein! Soy milk is an easy swap and works in a variety of breakfast and snack dishes, like smoothies and parfaits or even as creamer to your coffee!

Nuts, Seeds & Trail Mix

Trail mix is a snack with vastly different blends of ingredients. It can include dried fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, coconut, and sometimes chocolate, to create a super craveable blend of salty and sweet. You can also consume a mixture of nuts and seeds that include almonds, pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds. Featured brands in the India Protein Score report all have a 4.0+ rating, which make for good midday snack options. But remember, since there are lots of nutrient-dense foods in this snack, eating it mindlessly out of the bag will tally up to hundreds of calories before you know it. The recommended serving size for most trail mixes is 1/4 cup, which is about one handful.

Biscuits & Cookies

In India, dipping a biscuit in chai is quite a ritual – and you don’t need to give up on this just yet! All you need to do is make mindful choices. Instead of reaching for buttery, creamy cookies, opt for those that contain coconut, oatmeal, or peanut butter to power up your afternoon pick-me-up. Look for brands like Feel Mighty, Lo! Foods, The Health Factory, Nourish Organics, Ketofy, HYP and Flat Tummies whose nutrition-rich versions of your beloved sweet treats have high protein scores!
So, the next time you go to the grocery store, don’t get overwhelmed. Instead, use the India Protein Score as your guide to shop for the healthiest store-bought high-protein snacks. If you’re looking for more protein-packed goods, check out the Protein Index for the best whole food options!

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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The Protein-Packed Ingredient Missing From Your Pantry: Peanut Butter!

India Protein Paradox, Protein 101
August 12, 2020

Right To Protein Team

The Protein-Packed Ingredient Missing From Your Pantry: Peanut Butter!

If you’ve eaten peanut butter as a child, you would know how delicious it is – a melt-in-your-mouth treat when smeared on toast or combined with jelly for a perfectly good sandwich. However, as adults, we are now likely to turn away at the sight of peanut butter over concerns of it being unhealthy or fattening. But are you sure?

Peanut butter is highly underrated for its nutritional benefits, especially by Indian mothers. According to the Protein Paradox Study, among the 2,142 mothers surveyed across the country, most could correctly identify only three out of 11 protein-rich food items presented to them. Unfortunately, peanut butter wasn’t identified as a good protein source – the one nutritional benefit it should be hailed for! Peanuts contain as much as 25.8gm of protein per 100gm serving, making it an excellent source of the macronutrient. However, it is often overlooked due to incorrect perceptions of it being low in protein.

A powerhouse of nutrients, peanut butter has a number of health benefits. Let’s take a look!

Helps you feel full: Not many may know that protein helps suppress the ‘hunger hormone’ in your body. Since peanut butter rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, it ensures that you are satiated for long hours. This helps reduce cravings and the urge to binge-eat in between meals.

Maintains heart health: While many dismiss peanut butter as ‘fatty food’, it actually contains monounsaturated fats, which is the good kind required by the body. Several studies have shown that eating nuts can lower cholesterol levels and help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This makes peanut butter an excellent way to keep heart problems at bay.

Keeps blood sugar levels in check: Peanut butter is considered a low glycemic index (GI) food, which means that having moderate quantities of it doesn’t lead to sudden spikes in sugar levels. In fact, eating about a tablespoon of peanut butter five days a week can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by over 20 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Strengthens bones and muscles: Peanut butter isn’t just packed with protein, but is also a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and some traces of calcium. This helps strengthen the bones, build muscle, and also aids in muscle recovery.  This makes peanut butter perfect as a post-workout snack.

Strengthens immunity: The antioxidant properties in peanut butter are believed to boost immunity levels, protect against viral infections, and help reduce stress. Research also suggests that it’s Vitamin E and B3 content slows down cellular aging and lowers the risk of cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

There is no doubt that when it comes to nutrient-rich whole foods, peanut butter is a top contender – convenient, portable, and tasty. But, as with other foods, moderation is key. It may be tempting to have more than a spoonful at a time, but to get its full benefits, peanut butter needs to be incorporated into your diet following a quick check of your daily protein requirements. Use a simple tool like the Protein-O-Meter to estimate your protein needs before indulging in peanut butter, which is sure to become your pantry staple now!

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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Healthy Foods That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Be Eaten During Your Navratri Fast

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

World Food Day 2020
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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Guide To Buying Dairy Products
, ,

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Sources: Freepik.com
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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.