Top 12 Protein Sources For Your Vegetarian Diet


There is no doubt that a vegetarian diet surpasses many other eating plans in terms of healthiness and simplicity. Nonetheless, there are many myths people believe about veggie diets, among which the most common is the “not enough protein” myth.

We can’t deny that the protein found in lean meat is different than the one found in vegetables, but that doesn’t mean a vegetarian diet will leave you craving for protein. In that name, here are the top 12 protein sources you can add to your vegetarian diet.

1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are by far the most popular superfood in the world, and for a good reason.

It draws its strength from the fact that Aztecs used to consume it regularly, as well as being able to provide many health benefits.

The magnificent chia seed has many attributes – from being the best plant source of omega-3 fatty acids to containing more fiber than any other seed out there.

This tiny food also comes with high concentrations of calcium, zinc, iron, protein, and many antioxidants. Once they get soaked in water, chia seeds take a gel form, which makes them perfect for puddings, smoothies, and egg replacements.

One Comment

  1. Mahalet M

    January 27, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    This article is pandering to the common myth held by society that vegans do not get enough protein.
    You only need to consume about .36 grams of protein for every pound of body weight (even for bodybuilders).
    That’s about 10% of your daily calorie needs.
    It is literally impossible for vegans to not get enough protein if they eat enough calories.
    Vegans should not be worried about their protein intake, but rather meat-eaters should be concerned with not getting enough vitamins and minerals.

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