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Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
October 15, 2020

Right To Protein Team

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.

This is where the India Protein Score can be of help. Recently launched by the Right To Protein initiative with LabelBlind®, the India Protein Score rates high protein prepackaged foods and beverage products, including dairy and dairy-based products, that are commonly available in Indian supermarkets to help dairy consumers maximize their protein intake.

Which are the best dairy products available in India supermarkets, as per the India Protein Score?

Milk: An attributive of the word dairy, 100 ml of milk contains nearly 3.3 grams of protein, making it a rich and commonly available source of protein.

Featured milk brands with a high protein rating: Mahananda, Nestle, Mother Dairy, Provilac, Sarda, Gokul, Nandini, Courtyard Farms and Heritage.

Paneer: A popular favorite among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, paneer or cottage cheese is known for its versatility in north Indian cooking. The average protein content per 100 grams of paneer is 18.3 grams.

Featured paneer brands with a high protein rating: ID Fresh Foods, Amul, Mother Dairy, Akshayakalpa, Fresho Organic, Gowardhan, Nandini, Punjab Sind, Sumeru and Prabhat.

Cheese: It’s hard to come by someone who doesn’t love this dairy derivative! Cheese is widely popular as an indulgent addition to just about any meal or snack. The average protein content per 100 gm of cheese is 24.1 grams.

Featured cheese brands with a high protein rating: RRO, Amul, Britannia, Go Cheese Slice, Epigamia, Nutoras and Courtyard Farms.

Flavored Yogurt: The wide range of flavors available makes it easy for even the pickiest eater to find a favorite. The average protein content per 100 gm of Greek yogurt is 3.4 grams.

Featured flavored yogurt brands with a high protein rating: Epigamia, Nutoras and L’Exclusif.

The Alternatives

For those who are lactose intolerant or prefer a vegan diet, dairy products can be replaced with soy or nut-based foods. For example, Soy Milk has 3.3 grams of protein in 100 ml from brands like So Good, Silk Organic, Soy Milky, and Sofit Soy Milk that have received an average of 4.0 rating or more. Similarly, a dairy-free alternative to paneer is Tofu that has 8.1 grams of protein in 100 grams, which is way higher than the paneer itself. Commonly available tofu brands in India include Briyas, Murginns, Urban Platter, and Mori-Nu.

Beyond essential nutrient delivery, dairy foods can play an important role in positive health outcomes. High-protein diets, of which dairy is an important part, can help promote muscle repair and recovery, maintain a healthy weight, curb hunger, and ensure gut health. However, the key to eating it right is by making informed shopping choices using the India Protein Score!

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Protein Rich Snack

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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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.

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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.

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Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

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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.

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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.

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Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
September 29, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Smart Shopping With India Protein Score: Pick What’s Best For You In Stores

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide information that helps you know exactly what you are eating. Understanding what’s goes in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices, especially when the goal is to meet or maintain adequate and quality nutritional intake. While fresh meals made at home should always be the preferred option, stocking up packaged foods may be the practical solution to hectic lifestyles.

When you pick up a box of cereal or health food drink or even regular groceries items like milk and atta (wheat flour) you’ll find a list of nutritional ingredients on the package. But, you may not think to read all those tiny numbers but taking a few minutes to understand them can do your health a lot of good. Reading labels on any packaged food product can be tricky especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. This difficulty may be more pronounced when you are on the lookout for high-protein foods in the market.

To make smart choices on your next shopping haul refer to the India Protein Score Report – a handy guide that can help you identify high protein pre-packaged food and beverages available in the market to make healthier choices!

Pick What’s Best For You With India Protein Score – 

Soy Atta vs Wheat Atta

You might be in a fix if you have to pick which is the healthier choice, but according to the India Protein Score report, atta has 13.11 gm of average protein content per 100 gm, while soy products have 33.41 gm of avg protein content per 100 gm. Soy flour has a protein rating of 5, which is the highest on the scale. Since the protein content of soy flour is much higher in this case, it is a better option to fulfill your nutritional requirements.

Almond Milk vs Cow’s Milk

With no surprise, Almond milk is more nutritious than regular milk and is known to have a richer taste and lower calories. Half a glass of regular milk contains 3.2 grams of average protein content per 100 ml, while half a glass of soy milk contains 0.4 grams of average protein content per 100 ml. Almond milk is typically fortified to be a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D, when compared to cow’s milk.

Milk-based dairy products vs soy milk-based dairy products 

There’s a huge difference between the two! Milk-based products contain 3.28 gm of average protein content per 100 grams, while soy milk-based products have 33.41 gm of average protein content per 100 grams. So, stock up on tofu and other soy milk-based products to get your fill of protein!

Getting value for your money on ‘high protein’ prepackaged foods

The best way to way to avoid being misled by product labels, the next time you go out for shopping or buying household items, is by saving a copy of your protein report card on your phone, or by checking the protein content in various food on Protein Index

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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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.

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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.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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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.

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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.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).