About Plant-Based Proteins, Or A Vegetarian Defends Herself For Once

1. Plant-based proteins offer almost as much protein as animal-based ones.
2. Plant-based proteins are easier on the environment than animal-based ones.
3. Plant-based proteins are often less expensive than animal-based ones.
4. Most plant proteins are high in fiber and low in saturated fats.
5. Also in plant proteins are a variety of vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium, and vitamin E.
6. Many nutritionists are now saying nearly 2/3 of your dietary protein should be derived from plant-based sources.
7. I know that I need about 43 grams of protein a day, but I don't remember the formula for figuring that out.
8. Some great sources of plant proteins: lentils, chickpeas, almonds, tofu, quinoa, whole wheat pasta, sunflower seeds, soybeans, peanuts, kidney beans, walnuts, flax seed, oats, corn, spinach, non-dairy milk, potatoes, broccoli, peas, and artichokes.
9. Basically, any bean or nut is a source of protein.
10. Your body cannot store excess protein, and an excess causes undue stress on your kidneys and liver.
11. Too-high protein consumption is linked to obesity, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and cancer of the colons, pancreas, breast, and prostate.
12. Dairy foods are another good source of protein, such as milk, greek yogurt, and cheese, but they are often high in fat and calories.

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