Vegan Protein

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Vegan nutrition and protein

The first place to get protein as a vegan is from certain fruits & vegetables, I’ll bet you didn’t realize spinach and cauliflower are a complete protein. There are many ways that you can eat these two vegetables. I don’t like to cook my spinach too much but I typically cook cauliflower to the point that it’s soft either by steaming or sauteing it. Cauliflower is an excellent replacement for rice in my opinion and healthier than your traditional white rice. I often times mix it with curry or beans as if it were rice or quinoa. I make my salads using spinach instead of plain watery lettuce. Spinach has a high nutritional value which makes it the perfect replacement so I like to mix it with avocado, oil and chick peas to make it creamier and more chewy. Some fruits are believed to be complete in protein such as Continue reading “Vegan Protein”

The Components of a Vegetarian Diet – 3 Key Protein Sources and Their Benefits Revealed

By Guest Contributor: Faviano Torres

The Components of a Vegetarian Diet - 3 Key Protein Sources isastarr.comThe components of a vegetarian diet primarily consist of plant-based foods, whole grain, legumes, seeds and nuts. It emphasizes a non-meat food source diet. A vegetarian diet is generally a low fat, low cholesterol diet, and typically includes more fiber.

There are four types of vegetarian groups, Vegans, who eat only plant-based foods. They do not eat food that come from animals; meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses and milk. Lacto-vegetarians consume milk and other milk products with plant-based foods only, no meat, eggs, poultry and fish either. Lacto-ovo vegetarians do not eat red meat, fish and poultry, and Continue reading “The Components of a Vegetarian Diet – 3 Key Protein Sources and Their Benefits Revealed”