Getting Your Protein as a Vegetarian
If you’re a vegetarian, it might seem like a daunting task getting the right amount of protein in your diet in order to fuel your day. It’s actually a common complaint about a vegetarian diet, that, if one doesn’t actively seek alternative protein sources, the diet becomes somewhat unsustainable.
Instead, look for clean protein that doesn’t come from an animal.
Nuts are great sources of protein — walnuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, and even peanuts. Make sure to opt for raw and unsalted options when you’re able.
Beans are another great source of protein and at many grocery stores, you can buy bean patties to make burgers and sandwiches, which will help you break up the potential monotony of a vegetarian diet. Lentils are another great option for supplementing your protein as well.
You can also buy “power greens” to make salads, which have kale, cabbage, broccoli, and other vegetables that contain protein. Quinoa is another good option that gives you both suitable carbohydrates and protein, all from one source.
As you try your new, healthier diet, you’ll notice you have more fuel throughout the day to remain active. Contact Family Chiropractic and Natural Healing Center today to learn more about how our treatments can complement a healthy lifestyle.
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