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Doctor insights on: Vegetarian Diet Certain Protein Enzymes Missing

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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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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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

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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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Trying to maintain a healthy vegetarian diet. How can I get more protein?

Trying to maintain a healthy vegetarian diet. How can I get more  protein?

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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I eat a relatively healthy vegetarian diet with loads of protein from http://www.Frysvegetarian.Co.Za/ yet i can't lose weight. Is it one of my meds?

I eat a relatively healthy vegetarian diet with loads of protein from http://www.Frysvegetarian.Co.Za/  yet i can't lose weight. Is it one of my meds?

Probably Not: From the list above. Remember that taking in more calories than required for daily maintenance may get stored as excess weight. First, be certain about your intake. Keeping a daily log on myfitnesspal.Com may clarify things. Calculating one's daily needs requires a formula: an app like "calorie calculator" can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy ways of gaining protein on 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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Please send a vegetarian diet for 37 yrs old women with high protein and less carbohydrates preferable...

Please send a vegetarian diet for 37 yrs old women with high protein and less carbohydrates  preferable...

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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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


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more