As a vegetarian, you could be missing essential nutrients like protein from your diet that you would normally receive from the meat of an animal. 🍣🍤🦪🧆🍔🌭🫔
Are you getting enough protein in your diet?💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
-Protein is one of the most important macro nutrients! It is true, vegetarians can meet the recommended 50 to 175g of total calories without eating meat!💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Examples of foods that are vegetarian friendly AND great protein options:
– TOFU 1 cup= 20 g
– Lentils ½ cup= 9 g
– Edamame ½ cup= 8 g
– Peanut butter 2 tbsp= 8 g
– Black Beans ½ cup= 7 g
– Peas ½ cup= 5 g
– Chickpeas ½ cup= 7 g
– Quinoa ½ cup cooked= 4 g
– Almonds 2 tbsp= 4 g
– Pistachios 2 tbsp shelled= 3 g
– Walnuts 2 tbsp= 3 g
Plants are considered incomplete because they lack an amino acid. If you pair plant food sources with complementary amino acids then you get a complete protein.
For example: Black beans are a great source of protein for vegetarians but it lacks an amino acid. Rice and black beans paired together make a complete protein.
If you are a vegetarian, make sure to create complete meals!
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