I am not a vegetarian, but try to purchase all my foods organic, free range and local. I still have trouble meeting my protein requirements. Maybe I am aiming for too high a number. What is recommended
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I am vegan and easily get my protein each day. The challenge is in deciding which yummy protein source to choose! Beans and lentils are my faves, but I can also also go to tofu, tempeh, or seitan if I feel like it. Adding in those beautiful veggies and a little whole grain, which are my everyday staples anyway, rounds it all up. I feel lucky to not have to eat meat and dairy!
Try some organic rice protein powder added to liquids or solids. L-carnitine and other amino acids and enzymes more abundant in flesh foods can be supplemented from clean concentrated sources. Just straight up vegetarian without the nutrient research is like flying a jet without training. Something is going down and usually one does not want it to be their health.
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This excerpt was taken from the website LIFESTRONG.COM. It is only one of hundreds that say the same thing. Eating a plant-based diet is rich in proteins.
Vegetarians rarely develop protein deficiency. Protein is in nearly every food, although sometimes in small amounts. As long as you're consuming enough calories each day, you're getting enough protein, the University of Georgia Health Services states. Typical vegetarian diets, including vegan diets, appear to meet and even exceed daily protein requirements, according to the American Dietetic Association's 2009 position paper. Concentrating on getting enough healthful and reasonably high-protein foods, such as whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, will add up to a healthy amount of protein for vegetarians.
There is a danger of eating too much protein, especially from meat and eggs. The body can only utilize a small portion. We have been fed lies all of our lives from the meat packers and milk producers in order to make their wallets, and us fatter.
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