Protein is broken down into amino acids, which are used to repair and replace body tissues. Protein is found primarily in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, milk, nuts and dried beans. The daily recommended protein consumption is 2-3 servings. Select lean meats, chicken (white meat, without skin), low-fat or fat-fat cheese, and beans as your main sources of protein.

See the table below for a list of protein sources, serving sizes and calorie counts.


Updated reference 06/29/19