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What are some good sources of protein if I am sticking to a vegetarian diet?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dairy, lentils, tofu
Dairy in the form of milk, yogurt, cheese.
Various grains, lentils and pulses such as pulses and sprouted beans, tofu in various forms, eggs if you are allowed eggs.

In brief: Dairy, lentils, tofu
Dairy in the form of milk, yogurt, cheese.
Various grains, lentils and pulses such as pulses and sprouted beans, tofu in various forms, eggs if you are allowed eggs.
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Add eggs if possible
For vegetarians who will eat eggs, the egg white contains protein which is complete and should be included your diet, especially if you are pregnant.
The whole egg is ok as well, but the yolk contains a higher percentage of calories for the nutritional value it adds. Try eating eggs the way you like them after removing one or more of the yolks from the dish before cooking.

In brief: Add eggs if possible
For vegetarians who will eat eggs, the egg white contains protein which is complete and should be included your diet, especially if you are pregnant.
The whole egg is ok as well, but the yolk contains a higher percentage of calories for the nutritional value it adds. Try eating eggs the way you like them after removing one or more of the yolks from the dish before cooking.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Choose variety
Vegetable protein is incomplete, i.
e., human protein is more complex than vegetable protein. Even if the label shows a good protein percentage, some of it will not provide nourishment to you (and your baby). By combining vegetable proteins, this problem can be largely overcome. Typical combinations are legumes/grains and nuts/seed. Combining proteins makes up for the deficit in each vegetable.

In brief: Choose variety
Vegetable protein is incomplete, i.
e., human protein is more complex than vegetable protein. Even if the label shows a good protein percentage, some of it will not provide nourishment to you (and your baby). By combining vegetable proteins, this problem can be largely overcome. Typical combinations are legumes/grains and nuts/seed. Combining proteins makes up for the deficit in each vegetable.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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