Vegans are destined to be the fitness winners for this decade. Seeing the composition of nutrients—especially proteins—there’s no doubt that they’ll be at the lowest end of health risks as old age sets upon them. It’s essential that we recognize the nutritional benefits of protein-rich diets because they can really help our mental and physical growth in the long run.
Here are some of the richest sources of proteins that vegans routinely eat. Take notes, everyone!
Also called wheat meat or gluten, seitan is a common protein consumed by vegetarians and vegans alike. As the alternative names suggest, seitan is a popular form of protein found in wheat. It looks like meat when cooked, unlike other soy-based proteins. With a total of 25 grams of protein in every 100 grams, seitan offers the highest ratio of protein on the list. Along with that, it also offers selenium, calcium, iron and phosphorus.
Made from bean curd, tofu is fermented from mature soybeans and pressed into a patty. Since soybeans are known to be a primary source of proteins, their by-products are equally nutritious as well. They offer a variety of essential amino acids that we need. Tofu has proven greatly popular in vegan diets since it absorbs the flavor of spices and brings out a richness of taste to tease your palate. From burgers to soups, tofu can be used to replace all of your non-vegan comfort foods in a healthy way.
Lentils are a great source of proteins that’s heavily used in vegan diets. From salads to soups, they’re used in a range of vegan dishes. Lentils also offer a generous amount of slowly digestible carbs and 50 percent of the daily dose of fiber that your body needs. The type of fiber that it offers is good for bacteria that support the wellbeing of your gut. They also help with obesity, diabetes and cardiac problems.
Be it chickpeas or kidney beans, black beans or pinto, they’re all rich in proteins. Chickpeas offer legume that not only offers high protein content but also prevention against various diseases. One cup of cooked beans and chickpeas each contains around 15 grams of protein! That’s all the protein you need in a day to keep you going. These sources also offer fiber, iron, complex carbs, potassium, and folate. Your body needs these plant compounds for proper nourishment and a strong immunity!
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