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Can You Really Get Enough Protein from Plants?

Aug 18, 2017

There is big controversy on whether or not people can get the correct nutrients from a plant based diet. The biggest contender is protein, but what most people don’t know is that many plant based foods contain an appropriate amount of protein.

Some examples are:

Lentils- 1 cup of cooked lentils contains approximately 18 grams of protein

Hemp Seeds- 3 tablespoons contain approximately 10 grams of protein

Chia Seeds- 2 tablespoons contain approximately 4 grams of protein

Quinoa- ½ cup of cooked quinoa contains approximately 9 grams of protein

Nutritional Yeast- 3 tablespoons contain approximately 12 grams of protein

Sunflower Seeds- ¼ cup of sunflower seeds contains approximately 9 grams of protein

Beans- 1 cup of cooked beans contains approximately 15 grams of protein

Brown Rice- 1 cup of cooked brown rice contains approximately 5 grams of protein

Tofu- a 3ounce serving contains approximately 8 grams of protein

Tempeh- a 3 ounce serving contains approximately 16 grams of protein

Peanut Butter- 2 tablespoons contain approximately 8 grams of protein

Whole grain/seedy bread- 1 slice contains approximately 5 grams of protein

Hummus- ¼ cup of hummus contains approximately 5 grams of protein

There are endless options when it comes to plant based proteins!

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