Powered By Plants: 7 Veggies With The Most Protein

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People often wonder where people who eat plant-based diets get their protein. The average person resorts to animal products for protein because he or she isn’t aware of plant-based protein sources. The problem with this is that most animals are raised with hormones and fed chemicals in their diets. To open up the world of plant-based protein, we’ve compiled a list of 10 veggies that are great protein sources. Try replacing some of your meaty meals with some of the following vegetables to get your daily dose of protein.

 

#1: Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are a great protein source, and they are low in calories too! Protein actually makes up 42% of the calories (1 cup contains 1.3 grams of protein) in alfalfa sprouts. These are rich in B-vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and vitamins C & K. Additionally, eating 1.5 cups of alfalfa sprouts every day can help to lower cholesterol levels.

 

#2: Spinach

Anyone who has ever seen Popeye knows the power of spinach. In addition to spinach’s high protein content, this leafy green contains antioxidants that actually help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.

 

#3: Watercress

Eating 1 cup of watercress can actually give you 100% of the amount of your daily vitamin K intake. It also contains potassium, calcium, B-vitamins, and vitamins A & C. Blend this in with your smoothies or add it to salads, but don’t cook it because it drastically decreases the antioxidant content.

 

#4: Asparagus

Although it may make your pee smell, asparagus is a nutritionally dense veggie. 1 cup of asparagus actually contains 2.9 grams of protein! Additionally, asparagus contains anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties too.

 

#5: Broccoli

Broccoli is a popular veggie and it ranks high on the vegetable protein scale, coming in at 2.6 grams of protein per cup. Broccoli also has folate, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins C and K, and you get all of this with only 31 calories per cup! Because of broccoli’s antioxidant compounds, it can help stimulate liver detoxification and reduce cholesterol levels.

 

#6: Cauliflower

Much like broccoli, cauliflower is great because it provides a high amount of protein with a low calorie count. Since cauliflower is a versatile ingredient, you can use it many different ways. You can eat it raw, sautéed, baked, or steamed and it absorbs a variety of flavors.

 

#7: Brussels Sprouts

We saved the best protein-filled vegetable for last. 1 cup of Brussels sprouts has 3 grams of protein and 3.3 grams of fiber, which you need for healthy digestion. Eating Brussels sprouts actually helps promote healthy gut bacteria and helps produce short-chain fatty acids in the gut.

 

Even though vegetables aren’t as high in protein as the protein sources we’re used to, they have less calories per serving, which means you can eat more of them without worry. Additionally, many of these vegetables contain essential nutrients that you need in your daily diet. Experiment with plant-based protein sources for overall better health.

 

Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/high-protein-vegetables/

2017-01-04T10:38:15+00:00

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    Q: I read your article on protein. Will I lose muscle mass if I cut the protein out? I have already done away with meats and I don't want to become skinny. How do preserve my muscle tone with out taking the whey protein?

    A: You can still receive your daily required value of protein from vegetarian sources, such as avocado, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. You can also add vegan protein powder to smoothies.

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    Try Vegan Protein on our site. It's all natural and 100% absorbable! You'll find it beneficial. There's a capsule and a powdered version. Take both if you're really into protein.

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    The goal should be to heal from diabetes. Look into our Pancreas Kit and Regimen and perform it at least twice a year.

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    Herbal supplements are not drugs. The Vegan Protein Powder Mix contains natural occurring protein, and will supplement your diet at a healthy level. We do not offer measurements in mg per capsule because there is no true way to measure how much protein is in an organic item. Many companies offer that measurement as a way to get you to buy more of their products, but it is typically just a guesstimate. For instance, we could say that there is "x" amount of protein inside of each capsule but some of the capsules may be denser than others etc. Hopefully this offers an honest explanation of why we do not do this. If you are using it to gain muscle mass while lifting weights, this product should suffice, and can be mixed in an Almond Shake or with other such ingredients that are high in organic protein to help you reach your goal.

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    As long as the nutrition bars are made from RAW FOODS, they are ok. Please check the ingredients label to make sure they are within the parameters of the cleanse guidelines.

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    Try BIO-PROTEIN FORMULA, ENERGIZER FORMULA, and IODINE PHOSPHATE. Protein bars are toxic!

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    A: The cleanse is still okay for you to do. Some people experience difficulties digesting capsules after having the procedure. If this applies to you we recommend doing the Liquid Version of the Full Body Cleanse. The capsules are always more potent however. You do have the option of emptying the contents of the capsules into freshly squeezed juices, smoothies or herbal teas.

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