5 Top Protein Sources for Vegetarians

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If you skip meat in your diet, how can you ensure you're eating enough protein. While we don't want to go overboard on the body's building block, it is important to include a certain amount in your daily diet.

And here are 5 of the best protein sources if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet:

1. More peas, please

Green peas are a top source of protein, and a satisfying staple in the vegetarian diet. Just one cup of peas is packed with nearly 9 grams of protein. Add them to almost any dish and you?ll plump up the protein faster than you can say,Pass the peas, please.

2.An eggscellent source

If you eat animal products, you really can'?t go wrong with eggs. Whether you boil, scramble, poach, or fry, an egg will provide you with loads of energy and around 6 grams of protein.

3.Buckwheat

Don't worry if you have a wheat intolerance; buckwheat isn't wheat at all. It's actually closely related to rhubarb and can be turned into a flour for wheat-free cooking. You?ll also get a kick of energy while improving your cholesterol, blood sugars, and circulation.

4.Hempseed

Unfortunately, Australia still bans the sale of hempseed as food. But you are allowed to make it into soap go figure. But hypothetically if you were allowed (cough cough), you could use it to whip up a healthy smoothie, protein bar, or add it to dishes such as vegetarian spaghetti. Not only is it filled with loads of essential vitamins and minerals, it also has 10 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons. An instant protein plumper.

5. Quinoa

Oh yes, the faddiest (not fattiest) food of the past few years is also a great protein source for vegos. It has over 8 grams per cup and like hempseed also contains all nine essential amino acids that can only be added through diet. So once you learn the trick to cooking this humble little grain, chow down and enjoy the natural energy high that results.

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