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    High-Protein Vegetarian Food Sources

    Proteins are the building blocks of life. They breakdown into amino acids and promote cell growth and cell repair.

    They also take a longer time to be digested in the body, thus providing a feeling of fullness and in return aid in weight loss. There is a misconception that high protein is available only in meat sources.

    However, it is not true for there are a few vegetarian sources that are also good rich sources of protein. Plant-based protein is healthier when compared to animal-based protein. These two protein types are digested differently in our body.

    It is easy to obtain the daily dose of protein from vegetarian sources as long as you choose the right kind of a vegetarian or a vegan source. Men require up to 63 grams of protein per day while women require up to 52 grams of protein per day.

    Vegetarian protein sources are a healthier option than the animal sources, if chosen wisely. Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the high-protein vegetarian food sources. Read on to know more about.

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    Soy Milk:

    Soy milk is perfect for a vegan diet. It is rich in protein and contributes to the daily requirement of protein. Soy milk also provides a good amount of potassium that is beneficial for health.

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    Almonds:

    A handful of almonds provide about 6 gram of the protein requirement of the day. They can be added to salads and other dishes for that extra taste. Almonds are also rich in monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart.

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    Greek Yoghurt:

    Greek Yoghurt is another good source of protein. It is packed with protein and is loaded with various benefits for health and skin too. Including it on a daily basis contributes to the required amount of protein.

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    Tofu:

    Tofu is yet another good source of protein. It is a good alternative to meat. It can be added to a variety of foods. It is one of the healthiest choices of protein.

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    Peanut Butter

    Two spoons of peanut butter a day provides about 8 g of protein. Peanut butter can be added to protein shakes or smoothies for those who cannot consume it raw.

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    Lentils

    Lentils are packed with proteins. Kidney beans, black beans and dried beans are good sources of protein. They offer 15 grams of protein with fibre. They are rich in iron too.

    Read more about: health
    Story first published: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 14:01 [IST]
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