Do you worry about not getting enough protein in your daily diet? This can be a legitimate concern and not just for vegetarians/vegans... Along with the other macronutrients, carbohydrates and fat, you need a legitimate amount of protein in your diet in order to be healthy. We've picked out 5 plant based sources of protein that are easy to digest and will help you have a balanced diet.
These two sources of protein are getting more attention because they help the body get rid of heavy metals and they fill the body with an immense amount of nutrients. Chlorella contains vast amounts of chlorophyll and boasts 58 grams of protein per one hundred grams of weight.
Hemp is one of the few plant-based complete protein sources. Containing 20 amino acids and up to 47 percent protein. Additionally, the combination of protein and fiber slow digestion and therefore sustains your body’s energy.
Though bee pollen has been used for years in Chinese medicine, it has recently gained more attention in the Western world and for good reason. Bee pollen contains a rich source of vitamins and minerals and contains about 20-40 percent protein. You can easily add it to smoothies, juices, and salad dressings.
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. They are 21 percent protein and contain all the essential amino acids in proper ratios, so it is considered a complete protein. Chia is wonderful in baked goods, smoothies, and granola!
Quinoa is a seed that is native to South America. It is 14 percent protein and contains prebiotic properties which help aid in digestion. Quinoa is incredibly versatile and can be used as a substitute for a wide variety of grains or even breakfast cereal!
Whatever way you choose to get your plant based protein, these 5 proteins are a great place to start!