What about pro­tein?

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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

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