Since I went vegan an amazing shift has been happening in me. I love my food choices and what I eat. Loosing weight also feels good and knowing that I am teaching my boys through my actions fills me with gratitude and love. My compassion and awareness of animals and other living creatures is so much more clear. I feel like an animal myself lol 🙂.Eating meat is a habit. I am lucky to have the choice and I choose vegan. I know that there are places where because of poverty and other conditions the only source of protein is meat, but on this part of the world we are blessed to have abundance of plants. The only time when there is less choice is when I go to a restaurant, but it’s not a big deal.
Today I thought I’d share some of the best protein for vegans. All plants are important, but there are some that play a special role when it comes to protein.
Best sources for vegans are very easy to get and there are many ways to enjoy them as well. I am always one to try new things and experiment with recipes. Its fun and its tasty. Proteins are vital for our well being as we all know. Proteins are made of 20 amino-acids .Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and also muscle tissue. And they also play a major part in physiological processes relating to our energy, recovery, mood, brain function, muscle and strength gains .Amino acids are the end products of protein digestion. When protein is eaten, enzymes in the stomach and small intestine begin to break the linkages within the protein molecule and produce shorter and shorter chains of amino acids. Eventually, the amino acids are in a simplified enough chemical form so that they can pass through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream.
There are amino acids, that are made by the body from other amino acids and therefore we do not need them in a dietary sources. But the others-called the essential amino acids must by supplied by the diet.Your body really need the amino acids to survive. So all plant based food is rich in amino acids and antioxidants, the key here is to eat a variety of vegetables, grains, beans and nuts. All plant sources of protein contain at least some of every essential amino acid .
There are plenty of vegan protein sources, and if you make sure to eat a variety of these throughout the week, you won’t need to worry about getting enough protein!
I have also read , that you do not need much protein. You do need amino acids, though and you can get all of them from a wide variety of grains, beans, legumes, vegetables and nuts.
So here is a list with 5 of the best protein sources for vegans
One cup, boiled = 9 grams protein
Lentils 1 cup = 18 grams protein!
Beans 1 cup = 13-15 grams protein
Quinoa 1 cup = 9 grams of protein
2 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter = 8 grams of protein
So there you have it -some of the best protein sources for vegans.
Sending Blessings and Love ♥ P.S This is part 2-day 11-(after 91 days) of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 103 days left of 2012.