The Best Veggies For Protein

Apr 24, 12 The Best Veggies For Protein

If you are what you eat, then, let’s face it chica, you’re one big, fried empanada with a side of  about a dozen Chalupas. And then you ask why you’ve been feeling sluggish all week. Give your system a good kick in the pants and go vegetarian for a week. Worried about not getting enough protein? No worries. I’ve got a list of the best veggies that pack almost as much protein punch as a 4 oz. chuleta.

  • Beans: They come in different varieties and have 9 grams of protein or more per serving making it one of the highest protein packed vegetables in the market.
  • Broccoli: They have 3 grams of protein per serving and can be steamed, grilled, boiled or fried. It’s a versatile vegetable that’s a good choice when you want a quick and easy side dish.
  • Watercress: They have 3 grams of protein per serving and can be an excellent addition for your salad or sandwich.
  • Artichokes: They have 3 grams per serving and are great in soups and pastas. The intense flavor is worth all the prep work.

Proteins make up a surprising 40 percent of our body mass. They also boost your immune system, and are important for the growth and repair of our muscles, bones, and tissue. You might think that you’re missing out on some nutritional elements if you go vegetarian but, the truth is that according to many nutritional experts, you should eat meat sparingly. As in only once or twice a week. If you want to find out what other vegetables can provide tons of protein, can give you plenty of information on nutritional eating.

After a couple weeks, the results are pretty fabulous: more energy and gorgeous skin. And just in case, potato chips don’t count, mujer. So put those Pringles down.

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