We all have a misconception that – If you are vegetarian or Vegan, you cant fulfill your daily protein intake?
It’s true that being vegan or vegetarian you can’t find any lean protein options but there are plenty of food options which are rich in Protein.
Proteins are one of the most important macronutrients which must be added in the diet. Proteins are complex forms of amino acids.
Protein plays a vital role in the Human body.
Some of the uses of Proteins in the body :
- Enzymatic functions
- Plays an important role in Hormone production.
- Repair, growth and recovery.
- Certain proteins acts as basal structural components of particular tissues E.g collagen in bones and ligaments.
Sources of Proteins:
Healthy sources of dietary proteins include – Chicken breast, eggs. fish, legumes & dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt.
There are plenty of Vegetarian Source of Proteins:
One gram Protein = 4 Calories
The suggested intake of protein is roughly 30-35 % of the overall calories. The current RDA for all adults for protein is at 0.8g/Kg, in needs to gain muscles mass, protein intake should be 1.8g/kg/day.
Quick Tip: Make sure you add protein in every meal