National Nutrition Month Tip #20⠀ ⠀ As you might know, it’s easy to get plenty of protein on a plant-based diet. However, a common question is “where do you get your protein?”
The answer is pretty simple as most plants contain protein. Think nuts, seeds, nutritional yeast, hemp, chia, whole grains and leafy greens. If you want even more protein, simply consider a high plant-based protein source at each meal and snack. Add tofu, tempeh and beans to meals or snack on nuts, nut butters, edamame or hummus. The nine essential amino acids can easily be consumed by eating a variety of plant-based foods. These amino acids play important roles in hormone and enzyme regulation.
Protein is also essential for building muscles and bones, as well as regulating appetite. Eating protein at each meal and snack is an easy and healthy addition to a balanced diet!