Protein constitutes the foundation of the organs, muscles, hormones and skin as well as all other important parts of the human body. * Eating quality protein is a must when it comes to attempting to maintain healthy eating habits. There are several organic protein sources that are extremely high quality and don’t stem from animals or animal by-products. We’ll take a look at three sources in particular.
Almonds-Extremely high in fiber, vitamin E, and magnesium, this superfood contains six grams of protein per ounce. *
Button Mushrooms-Known for a wide variety of health benefits, button mushrooms contain 3.9 grams of protein per one cup, which is eight percent of the daily value you should be ingesting. * Other mushrooms high in protein include portabella (8%), shiitake (7%), and Oyster (6%). *
Quinoa-One of the most popular superfoods, it has an abundance of vitamins, minerals, fiber as well as antioxidants. * Cooked quinoa has eight grams of protein per one cup .*
Although these are only a few examples of the plethora of vegan proteins available for consumption, these three superfoods can help you reach your nutrition goals while obtaining protein from high quality, organic sources that aren’t animal derived. As always, please consult your healthcare provider when making any changes to your diet, medical or exercise regimen.