Vegetarian Protein Sources for Healthy Life

Proteins are known as the building blocks of life: In your body, they break down into proteins that promote cell growth and repair. Additionally they take longer to digest

Vegetarian Protein Sources

Vegetarian Protein Sources

than carbohydrates, assisting you feel fuller for longer as well as on fewer calories a plus for anybody trying to lose weight.

Good vegetarian protein sources:

Almonds and Almond Butter
When adding a number of nuts to your salad for protein, opt for almonds. Almond butter is less toxic and allergenic than peanut butter, even though the protein amounts are similar in comparison. Still, this is about quality protein, certainly not the amount.

Veggies
Good old greens will pack a protein punch. Single serving of cooked spinach has about 7 grams of protein. Exactly the same serving of French beans has about 13 grams. Two glasses of cooked kale? 5 grams. Single serving of boiled peas? Nine grams.

Quinoa
Most grains have a small amount of protein, but quinoa seed is exclusive in that it contains more than 8 grams per cup, including all nine essential proteins that the body needs for growth and repair, but cannot produce by itself.

Chickpeas
Also known as garbanzo beans, these legumes could be tossed into salads, fried and salted like a crispy snack, or pureed right into a hummus. They contain 7.3 grams of protein in only half a cup, and are also full of fiber and low in calories.

Leafy Greens
Vegetables do not have nearly as much protein as legumes and nuts, Gerbstadt says, however, many do contain significant amounts-along with a lot of antioxidants and heart-healthy fiber.

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