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For All The Vegans Out There!

I’m sure you’re more than tired of hearing that you’ll develop a bunch of medical conditions because you’re not eating the right kind of protein. As a general reference we need to add to our individual diet 0.8grams of protein/kg/day for our recommended daily requirements.
Here are a few tips that will give you some good comebacks. It would be great if you can implement them too.

  1. Red kidney beans in combination with chickpeas (Humus) contain all the essential amino acids that are needed.
  1. Ful or black beans are strictly necessary for the diet of any vegan. Not only is it rich in protein but it also provide a percentage of the daily-recommended intake of Vit C, which helps in the absorption of amino acids.
  1. Lentils are a well-respected member of the legume family, it contains a high percentage of protein but it is also rich in magnesium and folate and has a very high iron percentage, which makes it useful for anemic patients.
  1. Asparagus contains up to 3 g of protein per 100 grams, other vegetables that are high on the list are artichokes, cauliflower and broccoli.
  1. Quinoa provides 8 grams of protein per 185 grams; it also provides 15% iron and 3% calcium per the same serving. It provides you with 0% cholesterol and is a lot lower in calories then rice and pasta so it’s also my personal favorite as a weight loss tool. It has a low glycemic index; hence, diabetics could use it. It can be found through the good people of NGS stores online.
  1. So which one is healthier spinach or arugula, we’d all like to say arugula in a heartbeat, if not anything it’s prettier and tastes better at least to me. To give them both a fair shot, spinach wins when it comes to vitamin A, C and K.Argula has higher calcium content. Both vegetables are at a tie when it comes to the protein grams, so guess what, the choice is yours.
  1. Why not attempt to try Kelp, which is a form of seaweed that is fit for human consumption .It is high in Vitamin A, folate and Vitamin B.It also contains 1.68 grams of protein in one serving. Kelp is available at ngs-egypt.com
  1. Last but not least, our all time favorite, the “Cashew” nut. Dry roasted nuts are the solution to avoid the unneeded excess fat. Eighteen of those tasty nuts can give you about 4.35 grams of protein.
By Dr Sherine El Shimi
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