There are many cheaper foods that can help you reach your protein requirements for the day. Peanuts may not seem tasty to the spoiled kids, but they sure as hell get the job done.
There are two kinds of people as far as peanuts go – those who eat them all the time and those who would rather eat chalk. Regardless of where you fall – peanuts have undeniable qualities – they are a calorie dense food that comes with a lot of protein.
100 grams of peanuts contain about 567 kcal, 26 grams of protein and 16 grams of carbohydrates.
In most cases, a pack of peanuts shouldn’t break the bank and makes for an excellent organic meal replacement.
Another bonus of peanuts is that they don’t require cooking. You can take a pack with you wherever you go without fear that it will smell weird after a few hours – a common problem with eggs and other bodybuilding snacks.
Avoid peanuts that come in a vacuum and with lots of salt. They are not the healthiest choice and can cause stomach pain which is actually one of the main reasons people stay away from peanuts.
You also need to keep your overall peanut consumption low in order to avoid stomach stress and pain. More than 100-200 grams a day can be a problem, especially if the rest of your diet is ‘dry’ too. Peanuts are not exactly the easiest food to digest.