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6 Top Sources of Plant Protein

6 Sources of Plant Protein

These sources of protein are not only great substitutes for animal protein, they are complete and offer infinitely more vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients that are lacking in animal protein.

      • Legumes: Best and highest sources of protein from beans comes from lentils, adzuki, black and red kidney
    • Nuts and nut butters: Almonds and Cashews are the least acidic of the nuts but walnuts, brazil nuts and pistachios are packed with valuable omega 3s
    • Seeds: the most complete seed protein comes from hemp and sacha inchi   Great sources of iron pumpkin and rounding out the top picks are sesame, sunflower and 
    • Grains: high protein grains and low acid grains including my favorite quinoa and amaranth
    • High protein vegetables: spinach, brocolli and kale
    • Soy: tofu, tempeh and miso

 

 

 

 

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The Protein Myth

The first question people ask me when they transition to a vegan or plant-based diet is where do you get your protein?

With Paleo movement leading the way, the protein craze has grown out of control. Everyone wants more protein! High protein power bars, high protein pasta, high protein yogurts, high protein energy drinks! Protein, protein and more protein.

And it’s not enough that we get the maximum amount of protein from just any source, it must come from the highest quality, most revered type of protein: from animals in the form of meat, dairy or eggs.

Plant protein? Seriously?? Do plants even have protein??? And if they do, don’t you have to eat 15 different types of plants simultaneously to achieve the “complete” complement of amino acids that comes naturally from meat, milk or eggs?

Enjoy my upcoming posts that answer these important questions: how much protein do we really need, do plants offer a complete source of protein to meet our daily needs and is it better to obtain our protein from plant sources or animal sources?

When you weigh all the evidence, you’ll see why it makes sense to go vegan!