Top 5 high protein vegetables

High Protein Vegetables

Vegetables are an essential part of your health and therefore your fitness. Contrary to popular belief, vegetables contain all the essential amino acids that make up proteins. So if you are concerned that you need more healthy sources of protein in your diet, here are some great vegetables that are high in protein.

  1. Lentils
    Lentils are a great source of protein. 1 cup of lentils contains on average 18 grams of protein. Also these legumes are packed with fibre, folate, vitamin B1 and iron making them very nutrient rich.
  2. Beans
    Although we don’t advise you eat the ones served in a sugary red sauce, beans in general are a great source of protein 13 grams per cup infact.
  3. Peas
    Peas are a very versatile food that also help to increase your protein intake they are high in thiamine, folate, niacin, phosphorous and zinc and can be eaten raw in salad and they are easy to prepare as part of many cooked meals.
  4. Nuts
    Nuts are definite contenders when it comes to protein with 6-9 grams per ounce. Not only this but they are also packed full of nutrients including heart friendly fats.
  5. Seeds
    Last but not least on this list is seeds. They are small but they can still pack a protein punch. Per ounce they have roughly the same amount of protein as nuts and again full of nutrients such as fibre, iron, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.

What are your favorite vegetable protein sources? What veggies could you not be without?

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