One great source of amino acids for vegetarians or vegans is "Braggs Liquid Aminos" sold in health food stores. This can be used to season foods and will eliminate the need for salt in most cases. It has all the essential amino acids. Also another favorite of mine is "Veganaise" also sold in health food stores... it is vegan and replaces mayonaise while adding some protein to your sandwiches and salads. I actually gave up my addiction to Hellman's for the stuff.... it's amazing!!! God bless, Dawn Marie
Click on the "protein" link in the last paragraph for a list of high-protein foods.
3/31/2008 10:32:38 AM
I've been a vegetarian for 20+ years now, and have never had a problem with anemia. If you cannot tolerate soy, it does become a bit harder but there are still lots of foods to eat. Protein-fortified breads and pasta, nuts (peanut butter!), cheeses, kefir (sort of a liquid yogurt), and bean and rice combinations are all good. You can add flaxseed oil or powder to recipes and it's a really healthy additive. So is wheat germ. Good luck!
I am very interested in all sources of protein, as I've been anemic since my last cancer treatment over a year ago now. I see soy listed everywhere, however, I have been instructed to avoid soy as it is a catalyst in some cancers, including the breast cancer I had. I find this frustrating at best and after reading label after label, I am ready to give up! Almost everything on the market contains soy of some sort. Thanks for letting me vent.
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