Welcome to High Protein Foods

Protein is an essential nutrient that is important to your health. Protein consists of chains of amino acids that are used by our bodies to grow muscles, hair, nails, skin and internal organs.

Diets rich in high protein foods are often recommended for athletes and body builders. In addition, many weight loss diets such as the Atkins diet prescribe a high protein, low carb diet.

Although protein is an essential nutrient, some research suggests that too much protein can increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney stones and osteoporosis.

High Protein Foods is an online database with protein information on more than 6000 foods. Whether you're pursuing a high protein diet or trying to limit your protein intake, High Protein Foods will help you identify how much protein is in the foods you eat.