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A 20-year-old female asked:

i turned vegeterian a few months ago and i just realized i really need to know about more foods that contain proteins, rather than meat.?

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Dr. Sean Baskin
Dr. Sean Baskin answered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
TOFU, beans, spinach: If you are still eating dairy products, protein is easily found in milk, cheese and eggs. You can also find high levels of protein in vegetables such as beans/lentils, nuts and tofu!
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Beans, nuts: Beans are the best thing to get protein. Also nuts. Tofu is also good. Don't worry about getting "enough" protein. It's a big myth in the U.S. That people don't get enough protein. It's all from the meat industry. If you are otherwise healthy with no chronic illnesses, you will not get deficient in protein.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hard being veggie...: It's hard being a good vegetarian. It's not just about eliminating meat. Protein can come from beans, dairy and some grains, but you need to research how to make a complete protein for proper absorption. Making a complete protein takes combining different sources of incomplete proteins to make them complete.

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Protein & globulin have gone down each time a little in last two bloodwork still normal range but should I be concerned ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Bloodwork: Hi, greetings from skokie. As long as your blood work is in the normal range, i wouldnt worry.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any protein bars out there that don't have soy in them?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Many!: There are too many to name by brand, but eas and atkins are two.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Please help, how much protein is too much for me?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
More than...: 1g/lb of body weight, unless you have liver or kidney disease. It would be much lower!
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there a number one doctor-recommended protein on the market?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Whey is best!: The two best 11-12 oz protein drinks that are 100% whey are premium protein (costco/sam's/walmart) that has 30 g of protein in 11.2 oz, and protein plus (23 g in 12 oz). Both are 100% whey and are loaded with vitamins. Drink alone and/or make a smoothie!
A 44-year-old member asked:

I heard our bodies only absorb about 25 grams of protein every one or two hours. Does that mean if i eat more than that, then it's a waste?

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Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Not a waste: It's not a waste insofar as your body will process the excess protein into fat, and store it this way.

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