Protein is the main acidic component of the PRAL calculation for pH Balance Diet Score. We need protein to build body tissues, and also for enzymes that allow our bodies to function.
Here is a list of the most protein rich foods from the USDA list of key foods. Like all the current Foodary food charts, the high protein list simply tells you the numbers. The list will tell you how much protein you are eating. It will help you choose more protein or less protein according to your personal dietary needs.
However, your protein choices, like most dietary choices should be governed more by quality than by quantity. At the moment, my nutrition data is taken from the USDA database. This allows me to list quantities, but quality scores need more work. I am committed to improving the data. There is an established scoring system for protein quality, and I will explain more about this soon. Please subscribe to Foodary Food Facts Update Service if you want to be informed when that is available.
In the meantime, a little common sense goes a long way. That, and a few simple pointers on protein quality.
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