Pro­tein sources for veg­e­tar­i­ans

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I’ve re­cently turned vege­tar­ian and every­one seems to be wor­ried that I’m not get­ting enough pro­tein. What are some good sources of vege­tar­ian pro­tein? Shaun.

Hi Shaun. Choos­ing a goodqual­ity vege­tar­ian diet (there are poor-nu­tri­tional-qual­ity vege­tar­ian di­ets) means the ma­jor­ity of your diet is plant­based, which is fan­tas­tic. Here are some great vege­tar­ian sources of pro­tein: you with pro­tein, too. They can be pre­pared and eaten in sim­i­lar ways to tra­di­tional grains such as oats and rice.

Eggs – some veg­e­tar­i­ans still con­sume eggs, which are a great source of bi­o­log­i­cally avail­able pro­tein.

No mat­ter what I eat I of­ten find my­self with re­flux and heart­burn. What’s the best way to deal with this? Thank you, Craig.

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered.

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Lentils are rich in pro­tein and con­tain good amounts of other nu­tri­ents.

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