Whether on a vegan diet or not, protein is an essential food group that everyone must include in their diet. Man has historically been carnivores, consuming animal meat to get their daily protein. But today, due to the highly mechanized underbelly of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA now being controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, veganism is becoming increasingly popular with more and more Americans transitioning to a vegan diet.
Here are 5 ways to get protein without meat…..
The easiest answer is nuts. All varieties of nuts: almonds, peanuts, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts- you name it. And for those of you who like it smooth, peanut butter is an excellent source of protein with 4 grams per tablespoon.
Along with their squash, sunflower, sesame and watermelon seed brethren. More popular in the Middle East than the U.S, many of these seeds provide upwards of 33 grams of protein per100 gram serving.
One of their remarkable qualities is a wealth of protein, especially strong in black garbanzo beans.
nutrition favorite utility player. Between tofu, soy milk veggie burgers and tempeh is there anything that you can think of that packs a hefty 20 grams of protein per half cup.
Spinach provides protein as well as fiber and vitamin A.
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