So as usual protein is in the news again! We do love our protein in this country and I find that most of my clients fall into one of two categories, protein neurotic (yes, that includes me too) and/or carbohydrate phobic (and yes, that also includes me).
We do in fact need protein to live, to build tissue, muscle, hair, nails. And yes protein does help with concentration and yes, it does help to keep us full. My only beef about this protein craze is that I feel so sorry for all of the animals who need to be sacrificed so that we can feel satiated! It is just not necessary. In fact, there are many fabulous alternatives where you can get all of your protein needs met and no animal cruelty at all!!!
here are some ideas:
Spinach: 1 cup 5 grams of protein
Broccoli; 1 cup 5 grams of protein
Quinoa: 11g Protein / Cup
Lentils: 18g Protein / Cup
Black, Kidney, Mung,& Pinto Beans: 15g Protein / Cup
Almonds: ¼ cup – 8 grams protein
Sunflower seeds, ¼ cup – 6 grams of protein
Tempeh: 24g Protein / 4 Ounces
Spirulina: 6g Protein / 10 grams
Hemp Seeds/Flax seeds: 10-16g Protein / 3 tbsp
So mooooove over meat and say hello to live sources, healthy plant-based sources of protein that are cruelty free, environmentally friendly and yummy. And to top it all off these other sources of plant-based protein also contain many other vitamins and minerals essential for healthy living as well. So you get your protein fix and way more! Just as the doctor ordered….