The Best 5 Non Animal Protein Sources

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Non animal products contain more protein than animal sources – but less fat and cholesterol. The reason why is because the animal source is missing one important nutrient: Vitamin D. As we age, we lose vitamin D from our bones and teeth. This deficiency can be harmful to our health. Vegetarian sources of vitamin D are eggs, milk and fortified dairy products such as cheese.

List Of Some Animal Protein Sources

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Many vegetarians find themselves with fatty snacks and other “empty” calories like biscuits, potato chips, candies and soda pop. It is difficult to get the recommended daily allowance of calories for a vegetarian diet. Many companies offer replacement vegetarian foods that claim to provide all the protein your body needs. But are they? Let’s look at some of the best non-animal protein sources.

Beans: beans are the cheapest natural sources of protein. They also have the least number of calories. If you eat them canned, you can soak them overnight to help release the proteins and fats. They are high in protein.

Cabbages: Cabbages are another cheap natural source of protein. They are high in potassium, fiber and vitamins. They can be baked, sauteed, stewed, mashed, roasted or barbecued. Some cooks add chopped cabbage to stir-fry. cabbage is also good in a salad.

Nuts And Seeds- Non Animal Protein Sources

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These non-animal protein sources have high levels of both protein and fats. You can try sunflower seeds and walnuts in many ways. Some snack mixes include almond butter and peanut butter. Nuts are high in protein, but walnuts and almonds contain high levels of saturated fat.

Chicken: People are often shocked to learn that most non-human animal meat is not really that bad for them. Chicken is lean, with very few fat cells. Skinless and usually available at most supermarkets. There are some versions available that include the thigh, internal organs and other parts. Chicken is good if you like meatballs. Just use the breasts.

Eggs: The yolk is the best part, and the white is what people tend to put on salads. I don’t recommend stuffing the yolk with cheese, though. It’s very high in cholesterol. I’ve heard that adding cheese to the egg may actually increase your cholesterol level. But, eggs are very good non-animal protein sources.

Excellent Books And Websites Devoted To Non-Animal Protein

There are a number of excellent books and websites devoted to non-animal protein. Many of these companies make and sell products that can be used as a diet. I’ve even read books on how to prepare whole foods that are just as good (if not better) than most commercial animal protein products. If you haven’t tried it yourself, take the time to do so! Your health will thank you!

Meat: This is probably the most popular animal protein source. There are many cuts and types of meat that you can use. Some people make their own from leftover scraps, but others buy it in packages. You can buy the skinless, boneless, skinless chicken and turkey breast and thighs, and tripe. Canned beans, peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, etc., can be used in soups and stews.

Fruits And Vegetables

All fruits and veggies are great for you. Some fruits, such as melons, oranges, pineapple and mangoes are especially good. Dark leafy greens are also excellent. Avoid red meats and processed meats, which are filled with chemicals. Avoiding sugar is a good idea, too. Eggs, poultry and fish are all good choices.

Beans: There are many different kinds of beans, from kidney, chickpeas to garbanzo beans. They can be used in many kinds of dishes, from soups, stews, chili to dips and spreads. They are excellent for digestion and are full of non-animal protein. You can roast, boil or buy them in cans, jars or other containers.

Final Words

Eggs are another great source of protein, although you have to carefully consider the amount of cholesterol and saturated fat that may be present. However, they are rich in protein, and they contain almost nothing else besides protein. If you are on a vegetarian diet, eggs are a great option. If you don’t like eggs, try making a dish that uses soy instead of eggs.

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