High-protein and low-carb diets are hugely popular in the UK right now, with many people turning to brands such as MuscleFood to source high-quality protein.
As well as protien diets, the Keto diet is also having a moment, with many following its high-protein and low-carb plan for weight loss.
However, with Christmas around the corner and all the wonderful festive snacks on offer, many might be wondering how to best incorporate protein into their diet while still enjoying the food festivities.
And now the highest protein Christmas sandwich of this year has been revealed, and it’s pakced with 31g of fat-busting protein.
Not only is protein good for building muscle mass, it also helps you lose weight, because it makes you feel fuller for longer.
Eating a high protein diet boosts metabolism, reduces appetite and changes numerous weight-regulating hormones.
Of course it’s essential to eat a varied and balanced diet, but incorporating more protein can help you reach your weight loss goals.
According to Women’s Health – who tested 30 different sandwiches from high-street chains – the highest protein Christmas sandwich is the M&S Turkey Feast.
The publication compared the protein content in the sandwiches and then consulted the new Public Health England 400-600-600 guidelines, who recommended “you eat that calorie split for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
Top of their leaderboard is the M&S Turkey Feast, which has 31g of protein in its fillings.
A skinless, cooked chicken breast (172 grams) contains around 54g of protein, according to heathline.com.
This means chicken has about 31g of protein per 100g, which is equivalent to the turkey sandwich.
The tasty treat is available for £3.50 and is stuffed with turkey, bacon, cranberry sauce and onions, among other festive ingredients.
However, it has 457 calories, 48g of carbohydrates, 14g of fat and 11g of sugar – which is a third of the NHS recommended daily intake.
It’s a great way to celebrate Christmas and pack in the protein, but we wouldn’t recommend eating too many of them.
For seven food swaps to boost your protein intake, click here.
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