Vegetables (and fruit) should make up 80% of your diet. This is the most important truth of human nutrition

They are nutrient-dense, high in fibre and are what our bodies were created to eat. We have been convinced, however, that there are certain things we CAN’T get from veggies. Protein is always at the top of that list.

It’s NOT true.

Vegetables DO contain protein. Just not globular protein like you get from eating animal products. Veggies contain the individual elements that make up globular proteins – amino acids.

Here are the five veggies you can eat to ensure that you get the majority of your protein requirement from veggies.

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This allows you to cut down on your meat bill – and lose weight and get healthier faster.

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1. Soya beans

A cup of soya beans contains 28,6g of protein. That’s as much as in 150g of chicken breast.

The beans also contain a lot of fibre, and some unsaturated fat – both very important parts of your diet.

Soya gets a lot of bad press at the moment regarding phyto-estrogens. However, if you eat soy in limited quantities, and it doesn’t make up a massive part of your diet, you don’t need to worry about those claims.

Broccoli, Smoked Tofu and Avocado Salad recipe

 

Click page two below to view more protein-packed veggies and some tasty recipes: