High Protein Vegetables, Fruits and Seeds

High Protein Vegetables, Fruits and Seeds

August 1, 2019 4 By William Morgan


A list of high protein vegetables, fruits
and seeds.
Protein is one of the most important nutrients
that the body needs to make hormones, enzymes
and other chemicals.
This is highly concentrated in meat and fish
but can also be found in plant-based foods
such as vegetables, fruits and grains.
Protein is one of the building blocks of life
and is used by the body for growth and repair.
It is used for constructing blood, bones,
cartilage, skin and muscles.
In today’s video we will share with you 15
fruits, vegetables and seeds high in protein.
1. Tofu
Tofu is made from condensed soy milk. Organic
tofu is an excellent plant -based source of
protein. This contains 10g of protein in 1/2
a cup.
2. Tempeh
Tempeh is a fermented tofu which comes from
Indonesia. This contains 15g of protein per
1/2 cup and is a favourite among Vegans and
Vegetarians.
3. Lentils
Lentils are high in fibre which feeds the
friendly bacteria in the colon, and lowers
the risk of bowel cancer. This also has 9g
of protein in 1/2 cup cooked.
4. Teff
These fine seeds are an excellent source of
calcium and iron and are used worldwide. They
contain 12.8g of protein in ½ cup.
5. Quinoa
This is one of the world’s most popular super-foods.
These grains are high in vitamins, antioxidants,
minerals and fibre. 1/2 cup contains 8g of
protein.
6. Hemp Seeds
These are used all around the world as a natural
medicine for healing disease in the body.
They contain 12g of protein in 1/2 a cup.
7. Kidney Beans
Kidney beans are rich in minerals, fibre,
vitamins and antioxidants and can help to
balance blood sugar levels. They contain 7.5g
of protein in 1/2 a cup.
8. Jackfruit
Fruits are generally low in protein however
jack fruit contains 1.4g in 1/2 cup. It is
also high in Vitamin B6, which the body uses
to metabolise protein.
9. Edamame
These Japanese green beans are loaded with
Vitamin K and antioxidants, which help to
improve blood flow. They contain 9g of protein
in 1/2 A cup
10. Guava
This is one of the best sources of fibre and
is loaded with antioxidants for excellent
health. This contains 2.1 grams protein in
1/2 a cup and works well in a protein smoothie.
Blend with Greek yoghurt for a protein punch.
11. Green Peas
Pea protein is well known amongst Vegans and
Vegetarians. These contain 4.25g in 1/2 a
cup.
12. Dried Cherries
These fruits help in reducing inflammation
and arthritis and are one of the highest fruit
sources of protein. 1/2 a cup contains 2g
of Protein.
13. Apricots
This pitted fruit is a superb source of potassium
and beta carotene which are important for
a healthy body. 1/2 a cup contains 2.2g of
protein
14. Broccoli
One of the healthiest cruciferous vegetables
in the world, broccoli contains some of the
best nutrients for healthy bones. 1/2 a cup
contains 1.2g of protein.
15. Nutritional Yeast
This is an amazing source of B vitamins for
improving the nervous system and creating
relaxation. It contains all 9 essential amino
acids and is the perfect supplement for those
on a plant-based diet. 1 tablespoon contains
2g of protein, and it is often used to make
Vegan cheese.
As you can see, there are many plant-based
sources of protein which are extremely healthy
for the body.
It is recommended to consume 20-25g of protein
per meal to support a healthy body.
If you are a Vegetarian or Vegan then it is
important to introduce these foods into your
diet regularly and in large quantities.
You will also need a healthy supply of natural
fats from avocados, nuts, olives, tahini and
other plant-based foods.
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