Top 10 Plant Based Protein Sources

Kale and Leafy Greens

Kale and Leafy Greens

Why do we need protein? All living cells use proteins (amino acids) for tissue growth and repair, and an array of other vital functions. Proteins are often referred to as “the building blocks” of life.

The good news is that our body naturally pools amino acids together throughout the week from all of the foods we eat and naturally creates proteins for us. Simply put, we can eat fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds all through out the week without worrying about combining things properly to create complete proteins, and our body will do the work of pooling the amino acids together to create the protein for you. 

If you’re eating a vegetarian or vegan meal, you shouldn’t need to worry about properly combining foods to create a “complete protein”, and generally the most important rules in nutrition are to eat enough healthy fats and get enough calories from whole foods. If you’re doing this, protein usually isn’t something you need to be concerned about.

 

Top 10 Plant Based Protein Sources 

1.Spirulina/Chlorella

2. Blue Green Algae

3. Sprouts of all kind! (most are between 20-35% protein.)

4. Maca

5. Dark Leafy Green Vegetables (parsley, spinach, kale, cabbage etc.)

6. Hemp Seeds

7. Bee Pollen (not vegan)

8.  Pumpkin Seeds

9. SunWarrior Protein

10. Almonds

 

 

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Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.
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About Sheleana Jennings

Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.

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