The Best Sources of Protein for Vegetarians
People choose to be vegetarian for many different reasons. While meat has its merits, it's well known that a plant-based diet can have numerous health benefits, including weight loss, cardiovascular health, and more. There are several important factors to weigh when eating a vegetarian diet. One of the most important is protein – without animal meat, it could be very easy to ignore this staple of nutrition that is the fundamental building block of your health.
Fortunately, there are many ways vegetarians can incorporate protein into their diet. The infographic below details some of the most popular, easy to find sources of protein, such as:
- Soy – An incredibly versatile food that is a complete protein.
- Peas – These and other legumes can easily be added to many dishes.
- Hemp – Hemp seeds contain all 20 amino acids, plus lots of other nutrients.
- Quinoa – Another complete protein that is easy to make.
Read more about these protein-packed foods below.
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