How Could Plant Protein Benefit You?

How Could Plant Protein Benefit You?
When you eat animal protein it takes more time and effort for your body to digest. The more work your digestive system has to do, the heavier and sluggish you might feel.  Animal protein has higher amount of saturated fat and cholesterol; as well, high intake of red meat can increase your risk of colon cancer.

The key is moderation and balance!  Choose lean animal proteins and fish, but don't forget to include at least 2 plant-based protein meals per week.

There are many benefits to eating plant proteins:

  • High in fibre
  • Lower in saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Rich in unsaturated fats
  • Reduces risk of chronic disease - heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
  • Less expensive
  • Better for the environment, by reducing our carbon footprint
 

    Here are 5 amazing plant-based proteins

    1.Leafy greens

    Kale, spinach, collard greens, and swiss chard have some of protein and amino acids. Using leafy greens as your protein could be challenging only because it’s hard to consume enough. One cup of raw spinach provides about 1g of protein.  All the more reason to eat your leafy greens everyday!  Try blending them into smoothies to help pack more into your day.

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    2.Lentils

    Pulses will nourish your body with slow-burning, sustainable energy because of their high fibre content and complex carbohydrates.  They are rich in minerals and low in fat. One cup of these contains the same amount of protein as 3 eggs. Also, if you have any interest in a slimmer waist incorporating these into your diet could help.

    3.Raw nuts

    Nuts are excellent for increasing the power of your brain and providing sustainable energy to last you through the day. The best ones for you include almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pine nuts, and hazelnuts. Raw nuts feed your body with protein, fibre and good fats that help support weight loss.

    4.Quinoa

    Quinoa has more than twice as much fiber and protein as most grains, although even though quinoa appears to be a grain, this is not the case, it’s the seed of the goose plant, related to spinach, beetroot and amaranth. One cup cooked provides you with 6g protein!  It is an amazing option for those on a gluten-free diet. Quinoa also has a complete amino acid profile.

    5.Hemp

    One of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world, these tiny superfood seeds giving you a healthy dose of the 9 essential amino acids. Perfect for salads, smoothies, salads and whatever else you could think of.


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