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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy ways of gaining protein on a vegetarian diet?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are healthy ways of getting protein on a vegetarian diet?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Depends what type: Tofu, beans and nuts are a great source of protein. If not vegan, then egg whites are also a rich source.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you recommend an appropriate source of protein for a vegetarian diet?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes.

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