Will I get enough protein from a vegetarian diet?
The short answer to this question is YES, you get enough protein from the vegetarian diet.
A constant topic of debate between vegetarians and non-vegetarians is whether the former get enough protein through their diet. We all know that non-vegetarian food such as chicken is highly proteinaceous but does that mean that non-veg food is the only source of protein? Of course, not.
Vegetarians rejoice! We have a whole list of vegetables, grains & legumes that you can include in your diet to meet your daily protein requirement. The trick is to always bring diversity into your food. This is because not all plants, grains or legumes have all the required amino acids in the amounts necessary to fulfil the body’s needs. If you, thus, include different foods in your diet, this concern can be put to rest. Unless you are just eating cucumbers all day, protein intake should be the least of your worries!
Let’s discuss a few foods loaded with protein from a vegetarian diet:
Soya beans: This is among the few foods that have all amino acids in enough quantity. Need we say more? 🙂
1 cup of quinoa contains around 11 grams of protein!
Boiled lentils contain almost 18 grams of protein
Like tofu? Oh, you should eat it in plenty because it has more protein than lentils.
Chickpeas, peanut butter, broccoli, spinach, and whole wheat bread are a few other protein-rich vegetarian foods.
Did you know that the average protein requirement per day is 0.8 gm per kg of body weight? We recommend that you calculate your body’s requirement accordingly and check out which vegetarian foods can help you reach the goal. This simple, one-time exercise will help you eat healthy for months together.
If you are a salad enthusiast, we recommend that you choose salads that are loaded with a variety of greens and other food items that are known for their protein content. Or, you could just order salads from Garden Bar and leave a nutrition headache to us! We are experts in preparing the best of vegetarian salads each day so that you stop worrying about your food and focus on what’s even more important: happiness! 🙂
Let’s order your first Garden Bar salad then?