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What is the healthy best way to get protein into a vegetarian diet?

What is the healthy best way to get protein into a vegetarian diet?

Many options: There are many options to obtaining protein in your diet, some include nuts, eggs, tofu, beans, or dairy! ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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How do I build more muscle safely? I'm vegetarian so what's is the best way to get more protein on go? How much protein needed a day?

How do I build more muscle safely? I'm vegetarian so what's is the best way to get more protein on go? How much protein needed a day?

Mix it up: There are many ways to get protein from plant based foods. You can find protein content online. Peas, cottage cheese, and of course nuts/peanut butter or almond butter. Try Raw Meal (amazon.com): good fiber and protein, and all vegan. I use it myself daily. 0.5g/lb of body weight is sufficient. Can go up to 1g/lb if you are lifting heavy and regularly. Drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more

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If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?

If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?

Beans/nuts/greens: The best sources of protein for vegetarians are beans and nuts. Eggs are good also unless you will be vegan. Beans and green vegetables are great sources of iron. Taking a multivitamin is probably a good idea as well ...Read more

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

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

Depends what type: Tofu, beans and nuts are a great source of protein. If not vegan, then egg whites are also a rich source. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are some good sources of protein if I am sticking to a vegetarian diet?

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. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic and a vegetarian. Can you suggest some high protein vegetarian foods?

I am a diabetic and a vegetarian. Can you suggest some high protein vegetarian foods?

Dairy,eggs,nuts,seed: Many vegetarian food are excellent sources of protein. Soybeans ; hemp seeds have more protein content than meat. Eggs are a superb source of protein. Dairy has protein, as do nuts, seeds and beans. It is especially wise to seek organic sources of soy to avoid gmo soy, and organic dairy and eggs, or else it will be from animals fed gmo corn ; soy, which are quite possibly hazardous to health! ...Read more

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Is too much protein bad for you? I don't get enough from being vegetarian & wanted to try protein powder

Is too much protein bad for you? I don't get enough from being vegetarian & wanted to try protein powder

Smart move: If you do not need to restrict because of kidney disease, it's safe and a good move. Use discernment is evaluating vegetarian claims that their diet provides adequate protein -- it's the moral high ground but you'll need to supplement. ...Read more

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Hello I am vegetarian. I really care of my diet and I'm using a service of protein powder per day. Is that healthy what do suggest? Thank you

Hello I am vegetarian. I really care of my diet and I'm using a service of protein powder per day. Is that healthy what do suggest?  Thank you

Please check the: label or call the manufacturer w/any whey product you use. You want to make sure that the whey is from grass fed cattle and not cattle that are fed full of antibiotics and hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more