You wish to get optimum amount of protein and stay guilt free at the same time? Follow this list of best sources of protein that should be there in a vegan’s diet.
Nuts and nut butter
An adult woman’s body needs 46 grams of protein in every day, positively. Nearly 8 grams of almonds will be provided by almonds or some tablespoons of peanuts, almonds or cashew butter will also give you the same amount of protein. But beware nuts like pistachios, cashews or almonds are high on calories too and can imbalance your metabolism. Dry and roasted nuts can prevent and save you from taking in a lot of calories at the same time. Soy beans are also extremely high in protein content.
An excellent source of protein, the green peas is also laden with high vitamin and mineral content. Cooked peas will provide about 8-10 grams of fiber and proteins per cup with just 67 calories which is way less than any other junk food. You can find so many ways to include them in your diet – from soup to side-servings.
The easy digestible lentil, moong dal is staple to our diet which is one of the most healthy vegan protein foods. The protein count in moong dal is 24.1 gm per 100 gm. It also consists of all the 13 essential amino acids required by our body which very healthy for us. If you do not like it to show too healthy then, consume it as sprout, dal or use it to make some mouth watering dhoklas and pakoras, the call is yours!
Every kid was fed loads of spinach because the childhood hero Popeye used to gulp it. A single serving of spinach offers 13 grams of protein. Palak aloo, spinach and corn soup, spinach and corn sandwich, exotic spinach salad with lip-smacking chana or toor dal, think of the many yummy and mouth watering dishes that you can make out of spinach and stuff loads of protein into your body that benefits you.
Remember the story of magical beans in ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ fairy tale? I’m sure everyone has read it when they were kids. Beans are indeed rich sources of fiber, antioxidants and protein. Not only are they affordable and easily available, they also help you trim your waistline, decrease body flab and help you thwart diseases like cancer and diabetes, which otherwise can be fatal.