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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.

Protein-O-Meter

Protein Index

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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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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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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.

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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.

Holi Survival Guide

Your Post-Holi Survival Guide To Get Back On Track And Detoxify Yourself

Protein 101
March 12, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Your Post-Holi Survival Guide To Get Back On Track And Detoxify Yourself

The fun and cheerful time spent during Holi is undeniable with festive feasts like Thandai, Pakora, Phirni, Bhaang, Gujia, Ghewar, and the never-ending street food. And after spending an entire day in the outdoors under the hot sun playing with colors and water, the after-effects of those on our skin, feet, nails, and hair are not so good! One desperately seeks to get some relief and post care to bring back their old glow.

Here’s a guide to detoxify yourself post-Holi, that helps you get back on track and keep yourself in good shape:

  • Working out/ physical activity is important: You may be too tired from being in sun and in-outdoors, but you must ensure to go for brisk walks and workout to burn out all that you consumed in Holi. Working out could be in the form of yoga, walking, gym session or any activity that involves body movements; to ensure that our body is back to normal functioning and active. And working out also helps aid digestion and burn calories.

Working out

  • Add foods which are rich in protein: Consuming protein rich foods such as eggs, paneer, lentil, milk, yogurt, chicken, fish etc. that are loaded with protein is one of the best way to ensure you are eating right, as protein helps build immunity and keeps one feeling full for longer hours. One of the best ways to ensure you are consuming protein in right quantities during such times is to ensure that you fill at least ¼ of your plate with protein for each meal. Give yourself a break from highly processed foods that are sugar laden and contain high carbs.

Add rich in protein food

  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated: Drink enough water if you are looking to detoxify your body. Its best to hydrate yourself by drinking coconut water, fresh fruit juice, lemon, and ginger water to detoxify and cleanse your gut. Besides drinking enough water throughout the day keeps your energy levels high.

Drink enough water

  • Treat your skin and hair with essential oils: The struggle to get rid of color from your hair and skin is real. And the trick here is to apply coconut oil on your skin and hair, as they act as conditioning agents and help strengthen your roots and nourish your scalp. Don’t use harsh products and exfoliators as they might react to your skin due to sunburns from being out for too long. And lastly, using a hair serum helps in restoring balance and leaving your hair looking healthy and smooth.

  • Eat light but eat right! Since you have already stuffed yourself with food of all sorts that are high on calories, sugar, oily food, and salt during Holi, is it best to eat healthy home cooked meals that are rich in protein, low on carbohydrates, and high on fibers. Few home cooked meal options could be: Dal khichdi, Moong salad, vegetable soup, vegetable juice, fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in protein, and meets you daily nutritional value.

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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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.

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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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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.

1
, ,

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.

Healthy Sweet

Guilt-Free Healthy Sweet That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Protein 101
March 11, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Guilt-Free Healthy Sweet That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

In almost every Indian household, there is no meal complete without a small bite or piece of dessert. Sometimes, we can’t even wait till we finish the meal so that we can indulge in straight for the desert on the table. Festive occasions, off-course, give us great excuse to eating sweets that are rich, flavourful and brimmed with sweetness.

Often time our attention goes towards planning healthy meals for the day, that we rarely give a second thought about mid-day snacking or post meal cravings. So, when cravings or hunger strikes in, we tend to eat anything that we lay our eyes on or have at home. And in such a situation, even if we end up having a small bite of it, we are galloped with guilt and have done the damage. But here’s some good news for those out there with a sweet tooth who looking for something healthy to satisfy their sweet cravings:

Peanut and Jaggery Chikki

Peanuts are considered as an excellent source of vegetarian protein. Meanwhile, jaggery, which is found in most Indian kitchens, is loaded with antioxidants, iron and other nutrients. It’s a healthier alternative to refined sugar. Additionally, Jaggery is packed with antioxidants that helps build the immunity and further keep diseases away. Together when these ingredients are combined they make a chikki. A combination that is heathy and delicious at the same time. Not to forget, the chikki also has delightful brittle texture. You can either have it as a dessert or an on-the-go snack too.

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds contain 17 gram of protein per 100 gram serving. Moreover, they are a complete protein, that is, containing all the nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body. Combined with fibre- and potassium-rich banana, the pudding also makes for a healthy breakfast option for those who wish to kick-start their day on a sweet note.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is the last ingredient to come to anyone’s mind when they’re thinking of ‘healthy foods’. Research, however, suggests that dark chocolate is nutritious and has protein too. When had in moderate amounts, its antioxidant properties may reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes among other benefits.

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Dates and Nuts Bars

Dates are not only a good source of protein but also loaded with vitamins and minerals. They have natural fructose content, so they are a good substitute for refined sugar and they can fuel your body with energy. The no-bake bars, when laced with a mix of walnuts, pistachios or hazelnuts, will give you an additional protein boost. The best part is that you can enjoy these bars not only as an after-meal dessert but also as a pre-workout snack, a munchie between meals or even as a quick bite on your daily commute.

Yogurt Parfait

Who said yogurt can only be had plain or as raita? Rich in protein, yogurt can also be used to whip up non-messy parfait jars by simply layering it up with toasted oats and nuts such as pecans and almonds. Regular yogurt can be substituted with Greek yogurt that contains healthy fats and may help you feel fuller for longer.

Yogurt Parfait

So, the next time you crave a sweet but are worried about weight gain, fear not. Instead of striking out desserts from your meals completely, satisfy your desire with these healthy yet flavourful alternatives. They’re sure to calm your sweet cravings at the same time boost your nutrition levels and ensure your physical wellbeing too.

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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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.

1
, ,

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.

hand-drawn-world-food-day_23-2148653866
, ,

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.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

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.

1
, ,

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.