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High Protein Diet

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is a high-protein diet?

A high-protein diet is a meal plan that includes extra protein. Your body may need extra protein if you have certain health conditions, such as cancer, burns, or injuries. You may also need to follow this diet to get stronger after a surgery or illness. Extra protein helps to heal wounds and form new tissue in the body. Your dietitian will tell you how much protein and how many calories you need each day.

What are some foods that are high in protein?

The average amount of protein is listed below in grams (g). To find the exact amount of protein in a food, read the food labels on packaged items.

How can I add extra protein to foods?

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