Do you know that we have a lot of local Nigerian foods with high protein? Do you even know the benefits of eating high protein foods in Nigeria?
Well, in this article this question on “What African Food Makes Your Bum Bigger”
And I also will be sharing with you 29 Amazing High protein Foods in Nigeria and why you need to eat more of them.
So why do you need high protein foods in Nigeria?
well, eating our local foods high in protein is very important because:
It helps you remain full for a longer time – This results in you eating less calorie in a day and the less calorie you eat, the more you will lose weight. Plus, it also helps regulates your weight.
It Helps burn belly fat – Studies have shown that those who eat more protein tend to lose more belly fat than those who feed heavily on carbohydrate meals.
It helps build Lean muscles – If you read any of my post on how to grow bigger muscles, you will notice that I mention protein a lot and that is because protein is the primary food category that helps grow muscle. It helps for muscle repair and development of new cells and tissue thereby creating muscle increase.
What African Food Makes Your Bum Bigger?
Many women and men out there with a pot belly is a result of bad food choices. Most of our food is carbohydrate & fat heavy and due to this, the majority of us struggle to:
It can be consumed in so many different ways, e.g. Roasted, cooked, fried, baked, pounding, milling etc.
In my place, it is used in making soup as well.
Have you heard of “ofe Ede”? That is cocoyam soup we are talking about.
#15 Peanut butter
2 Tablespoons full of Peanut butter has about 8 grams protein and healthy fat (unsaturated fat).
It will serve as good high protein snacks if eaten with wheat bread.
Groundnut is also a great High protein Foods in Nigeria for vegetarians. Popularly eaten with bread and garri. It is used to prepare Groundnut soup which is very delicious especially when it is a fried groundnut soup.
A handful of groundnut contains about 9grams of protein. This is a great snack for weight management.
Wheat is another way to go if you are trying to lose weight and build any other body part?
It has in it, high in protein, fibre and other vitamins and minerals good for health.
Some might debate that too much of it is not good for the health and I will say too much of any food is not good for the health.
That is why God gave us varieties of food so we can combine food differently and get the benefit.
I eat the right amount of wheat almost every day in form of swallow or bread.
A cup of wheat contains 11 grams of protein
#20 Wheat Bread
Wheat bread is the most recommended bread option for weight management or weight loss and even bodybuilders who cannot do without bread.
Though not tasty, you sure can make it better.
I have my wheat bread with stew in between 2 slices and sometimes I have it with eggs (fried or boiled)
Egg is one of the cheapest sources of protein in Nigerian. A single egg contains 7g of protein.
You can either eat the full egg or throw away the yolk since it contains more cholesterol and does not have much of the protein in it.
Eating 2 to 3 eggs a day will help pump up your protein level for the day.
This is one common dairy protein you can see here in Nigeria. You can even see them in traffic.
1 cup of yoghurt contains about 8-12 grams of protein, so it’s a really High protein Foods in Nigeria.
I recommend you check the label for the protein content when you buy them so you are sure of the quantity/quality of what you are eating.
#23 Oats (2.4g)
This is my first choice of breakfast because of its high protein, fibre and carbohydrate content. It keeps me full for a longer time before I eat my other meal.
No list of Nigerian foods high in protein is complete without the mention of Quaker oats as breakfast for some days.
100gram contains 2.5 grams of protein.
#24 Locust Beans
Similar to the regular beans, locust beans are also another glorious source of protein. This is recommended for vegetarians and can be prepared and eaten in so many different ways
#25 Fresh Cow Milk.
A cup of fresh cow milk has about 8g protein. Drinking 1 cup milk in a day will go a long way with your muscle growth and weight regulation.
And if you’re skinny and would want to add some weight, then it will be ideal to take 3-5 cups a day. If you are fat, just stick to 2 to 3 cups a day or better still take soya milk only. I will talk about that in a beat.
#26 Tiger nut
(100pieces = 7 gram protein) This is another plant-based high protein food in Nigeria. I snack on this one a lot.
It has a lot of health benefits. The fiber in it is also amazing including other nutrients Vitamins such as E and C.
Yes, mushroom is another local Nigerian food with high protein. Delicious and nutritious in so many ways.
Mushroom contains protein, fibre, B vitamins (especially niacin), vitamin C, calcium, and selenium a mineral for healthy skin.
100 of mushroom contains about 2.5grams protein.
#28 Pumpkin fruit/Seed
Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of protein. 4-6 seeds are equal to 8 grams of protein.
This will be a great eat for vegetarians expect that it is not too common to find the seed easily.
But start with a seed and add it to your meal every now and then if you find one.
100g of walnut contains 15.23 grams of protein. That is huge. This is good to add up to your daily meal plan so as to maximize your protein in a day.
Walnut has other health benefits of which, I am particularly thrilled that it helps improve brain inferential reasoning due to its high content of folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, vitamin E, and antioxidants.
So here you have the list of 29 High protein Foods in Nigeria, I hope I was able to clarify you on What African Food Makes Your Bum Bigger.
There are more to this weight loss and Big Butts Foods list, go check out this list it has over 90 foods for the bum and the ideal for weight management too.
Which is your favorite?
And which have you not eaten that you want to give a trial, especially, prior to reading this article?