Super Protein-Rich Vegan Foods

Super Protein-Rich Vegan Foods

Quinoa

A species of the goosefoot grain, quinoa is typically known for its edible seeds and complete amino acid profile. It tips the scales at 24 grams per uncooked cup and also boasts high levels of manganese, copper, and magnesium.

Quinoa can be whipped up in around 15 minutes and contains double the amount of fiber compared to most grains. If you enjoy heartier grains with a nutty texture,  quinoa is the perfect choice for you.

Chickpeas

Cooked chickpeas are high in protein, containing around 7.25 g per ½ cup.

Chickpeas can be eaten hot or cold, and are highly versatile with plenty of recipes available online. They can, for example, be added to stews and curries, or spiced with paprika and roasted in the oven.

A person can add hummus, which is made from chickpea paste, to a sandwich for a healthful, protein-rich alternative to butter.

Beans


Most vegans will already have beans as a diet staple, as it is a perfect source of protein. Beans also contain lysine, an essential amino acid, which helps the body to convert fatty acids into energy. Lysine also helps lower levels of cholesterol and speeds up the body’s absorption of calcium, leading to strong and healthy bones. White beans are especially rich in protein, iron, and fibre as well as being a great source of calcium.

 



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