Healthy Meat-Free Protein Sources for Vegans and Vegetarians!

Usually, meat-eaters tend to roam with a stereotype fixed in their minds. A skinny, dread-headed, and gangly hippie is the poster child of vegetarians and veganism according to the meat-eaters. There’s no way vegans and vegetarians can be bulky, fit, and muscular as meat-eaters, right?

Let us halt you right there!

The answer is that’s not true. The perception is absolutely wrong because the Vegans and vegetarians are anything but skinny, dread-headed and gangly.

If anything, the leading celebrities and athletes namely Jay-Z & Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Joaquin Phoenix, Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Jared Leto, Rooney Mara, Rich Roll, Jimi Sitko, and Brendan Brazier are changing the stereotypes, hence proving that Vegetarians and Vegans can be healthy and sexy without having to eat flesh!

So if you’re already a Vegan/Vegetarian or are looking to convert into one, Healthy Planet Canada has made a list of top natural ‘meat-free’ sources of protein you should consider including in your diet regimen.

Hemp:

If you happen to be allergic to soy or the estrogenic activity of it, hemp is your best bet! Even a little could do wonders. Make a healthy smoothie of your choice and add 30 gm of powdered hemp in it.

Veggies:

The good ol’ green veggies are a great choice that helps pack a protein punch. Spinach, French beans, Kale, and Boiled Peas are a good idea.

Chia Seeds:

Even though the protein content material isn't as high as that of the few other vegetarian ingredients available, chia seeds offer a good amount of protein, too. It helps feel full and additionally comprises of 18% of your regular calcium requirement, which is thrice as that of milk. Chia seeds have no taste, so you can add a tablespoon to any meals you desire to without worrying about the change in taste.

Quinoa:

Quinoa is possibly one of the best meat-free sources of protein in the world.
What makes quinoa the best is that it's the only complete plant-based source of whole protein in the list. Additionally, Quinoa carries 9 of the essential amino acids which are essential. for us. It is also an exceptional alternative for those that observe a gluten-free weight loss plan, due to the fact that it's a completely gluten-free product.

Lentils:

A cup of iron-rich lentils holds 18 grams of protein, which is almost as equal to three ounces of steak. One cup of chickpeas carries 15 grams of protein, as does a cup of black or kidney beans. Now you know why you should go for lentils in your diet.

So that’s pretty much it for today. Still wanna know more sources of meat-free proteins? Let us know, we can schedule another blog as per your request.

Until then,

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