A blog series on Bio-Individuality, this is Part 6 - let's dive in!
Finding Protein in Every Diet
Protein is a major nutrient that we all need. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need meat to get enough protein, which is good news for those of us who choose not to eat animal products or who may feel better on a plant-based diet. Let’s break it down. . .
If a vegan diet serves you, nuts, seeds, and legumes are all excellent sources of protein. Quinoa, lentils, nuts, and chia seeds are some great choices.
Incorporate the same foods as a vegan would, but add in yogurt, eggs, and if you’re pescatarian, fish as well.
This diet is a bit trickier, but still doable. Raw nuts, seeds, and nut butter will be important staples in your diet. Try whipping up a smoothie with greens, nut butter, chia seeds, and frozen fruit for a protein-rich treat to keep you feeling full and fueled.
Do you have any questions about protein? Do you ever worry whether you’re getting enough of it? Send me an email or leave a comment and let’s talk.