Pledge to go veg?

3 ways vegetarians get their much needed protein

So now you’re a veggie convert and you’re loving it. But as a neo-vegan, you wonder where you can get protein to maintain muscle strength. Muscle is a protein, and you need essential amino acids to build it.

1. Go nuts!
Contrary to popular belief, nuts are good for you. They’re a good substitute protein for meat. They’re high in Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamin E, fiber, phosphorous and magnesium. Good examples are almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashew, hazel nuts and pistachios.

Protein from nuts absorb better than meat protein

Include seeds with your salads
2. Munch on its sidekick: seeds.
Great sources include sunflower seeds, sesame, wheat germ, and soy beans. A word of caution though. Nuts may be rich in protein, but they’re also loaded with fats (except for walnuts). So where else can you get your non-meat protein?

Nature's powerhosue food
3. Dive for seaweed.
A richer source of vegetable protein—minus the fat!Seaweed or ocean vegetables are Nature’s powerhouse foods. They’re packed with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, protein and fiber. Plus, it is the only vegetable that has Vit. B12.