Vegetable Protein

http://newstartclub.com/question/814

Q. What are good sources of vegetable protein?

A.

Adequate amounts of protein can be easily obtained through a vegetarian diet. Although each individual’s protein requirements are unique, here’s a basic guideline:

  • Strive for 5 or more servings of whole grains per day (Eg. of 1 serving: 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice; 1 slice of whole wheat toast; 1 ounce of dry cereal).
  • Strive for 3 or more servings of vegetables per day (Eg. of 1 serving: 1 cup of raw vegetables; 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables).
  • Strive for 2-3 servings of legumes each day (Eg. of 1 serving:1/2 cup of cooked beans; 8 ounces of soymilk; 1 ounce of nuts).

Remember, a variety of grains, legumes and vegetables will easily satisfy your body’s protein requirements. Do not focus on consuming a high protein diet in order to achieve weight loss and/or other health benefits. The premise for such a recommendation is to decrease your caloric intake. In the long run, this imbalance will cause health problems. Keep it simple, eat a variety of whole plant foods eaten whole!

Comments ( 0 ) Leave a Comment

Sign In

 
×

Sign In

You must sign in to leave a comment.

 

Not a Member?

Here’s some of the benefits:

  • Live streaming videos
  • Local seminars & events
  • Expert health advice
  • Wellness tips & tools
  • FREE membership

Join

×