What about protein?
NO MEAT? NO PROBLEM. DIETARY EXPERTS HAVE FOUND THAT YOU CAN GET
ALL THE PROTEIN YOU NEED FROM A VARIED PLANT-BASED DIET
By bumping up your plant intake you’ll easily hit your ve-a-day, but what about those other nutrients? Or, as pretty much everyone eating a plant-based diet gets asked, “where do you get your protein?”. Foods like steak, chicken and tuna aren’t the only sources – beans, pulses, grains and soya are also packed with it. It’s recommended that the average woman should eat about 45g of protein a day, so as long as you maintain a well-balanced diet, you’ll be ne.
We’ve picked four easy ways for you to get your protein throughout the day, but there are plenty more – try swapping rice for quinoa, and adding flaxseed to salads and your morning porridge. Here’s the amount of protein in a few common meat and dairy products, for you to compare with the plant-based alternatives below:
Milk, 250ml serving – 8.7g Eggs, 1 medium – 7.1g Steak, 70g serving – 19g Cheese, 30g serving – 7.7g