Top 5 Vegan Protein Options for Consumers

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Top 5 Vegan Protein Options for Consumers

For those wanting to live a natural life, finding the right balance of nutrition in your diet can be a little tricky. With a little bit of research, the vegan lifestyle is actually quite simple, and many companies are also making the change to cruelty-free products. We’ve put together the top five options for protein sources within a vegan diet, so you can get started with your balanced, healthy and cruelty-free lifestyle today!

Vegetables

It is true, vegetables often contain lower amounts of protein than other sources, but don’t let this discourage you! Green, leafy veggies are your friend when it comes to protein, and when combining them with other sources of protein, they not only give you that extra hit, but they are also packed full of healthy vitamins to make you feel even more amazing than you already do!

Our fave’s:

Spinach

5 grams of protein per cooked cup, plus vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6 as well as niacin, zinc, fiber, thiamine, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese

Artichokes

8 grams of protein per cup, plus vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and magnesium

Broccoli

4 grams of protein per cooked cup, plus calcium, vitamin C, fiber, and B vitamins

Beans & Lentils

Known as pulses, beans and lentils are a fantastic low-fat and affordable source of plant protein and provide plenty of variety to bulk up any vegan meal.

Our fave’s

Lentils

18 grams of protein per cooked cup: Great source of fiber, thiamine, folate, manganese, and vitamins A, C, and K

Black Beans

15 grams of protein per cup, plus antioxidants, fiber, folate, copper, manganese, thiamine, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron

Chickpeas

15 grams of protein per cooked cup, plus fiber, iron, folate, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese

Grains, Nuts & Seeds

These are very versatile and can be used with meals or as a snack to ensure energy is maintained throughout the day.

Almonds

21 grams of protein per 100 grams, plus vitamin E, manganese, biotin, copper, magnesium, molybdenum, riboflavin, and phosphorus

Chia Seeds

5 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons, plus calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, boron, niacin, and vitamins B, D, and E, and omega-3

Peanut Butter

7 grams of protein per two tablespoons, plus magnesium, potassium, and vitamins B6 and E

Tofu, Tempeh & Edamame

Soy products are among the richest sources of protein in a plant-based diet. The protein content varies with how the soy is prepared.

Our fave’s:

Firm tofu

20 grams of protein per cup, plus calcium, manganese, copper, selenium, phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, zinc, and thiamine

Edamame beans

20 grams per cup, plus vitamin K1, folate, thiamine, riboflavin, iron, copper, and manganese

Tempeh

41 grams of protein per cup, plus probiotics, B vitamins, and minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus

Protein supplements

If you’re after something to help ensure you are meeting all of your protein needs, or you feel like you need a little boost, try vegan protein. Packed full of the good stuff, vegan protein supplements help you maintain your healthy levels, and are great for those trying to gain a little muscle mass.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on your healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle today!

Herbal Guide Staff

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