Vegan or Not, check out those 8 plant-based protein, a good and healthy alternatives to your usual fish and chicken.
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With more protein than any other bean variety, cooked soybeans have about 28 grams per cup,. More important, soybeans are one of only two complete plant proteins, the other one being quinoa.
Protein content: 28.6 g per cup (boiled) > roughly the amount of protein that can be found in 150 grams of chicken
Protein content: 16.9 g per cup (cooked)
Lentils are also a great source of dietary fiber and contain a high amount of the micronutrients folate, thiamin, phosphorus, and iron.
And at 230 calories per serving, they’re great for anyone watching their calorie intake.
Protein content: 17.9 g per cup (boiled)
Looking for fat-free protein gains? You might want to check out the green veggie that looks like a miniature tree. Broccoli is also a good source of folate, another important vitamin that has been shown to decrease the risk of certain types of cancer.
Protein content: 2.6 grams per cup
Peas contain just under 9 grams of protein per cup. They’re also a good source of vitamin A, C, thiamin, phosphorous, and iron. Additionally, the generous amounts of B vitamins and folate found in peas can help reduce your risk for heart disease.
Protein content: 8.6 g per one cup
Aside from being a diuretic (bye-bye water retention) asparagus is considered protein-rich in the vegetable world. Just 100 grams of the green stuff contains 2.4 grams of protein.
Asparagus is also the number one plant source of vitamin K, as well as a good source of potassium and antioxidants.
Protein content: 2.4 grams of protein per 100 gram
7 Pumpkin Seeds
Did you know that just one ounce provides more than 5 grams of protein, more than half of the protein found in an egg?
Pumpkin seeds are also rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
Facing a sleepless night? The L-tryptophan in pumpkin seeds has been suggested to encourage a good night’s sleep.
Protein content: 5.2 grams per ounce (roasted)
8 Mung Bean Sprouts
Once cup of cooked beans contains 2.5 grams of protein, and is packed with other nutrients such as lecithin, which may lower cholesterol, and zinc, a mineral that plays an important role in optimizing physical performance.
Protein content: 2.5 grams per cup (cooked)