Protein

 

Varied choices of plant protein eaten throughout the day can easily supply the essential amino acids.

Protein is needed for growth and can also be an energy source.

Proteins perform many tasks in your body. All your body’s enzymes and also many hormones are proteins

Food sources of Protein

Beans, bread, cereals, nuts, peanut butter, tofu, soy milk, cows milk, and low fat cheese are some especially good sources of protein. Soy products are especially good plant-based sources of protein, and contain all the essential amino acids.

It is not necessary to plan combinations of foods to obtain enough protein or the right mix of amino acids (protein components) since a varied diet throughout the day will provide a good balance already.

If you require any dietary advice, please consult a reputable (vegetarian) naturopath.

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