The bird flu outbreak has been tracked down to 11 states across India. States are setting up their own response teams to monitor the situation and restrain it from further spreading. Although the WHO has said it is safe to eat properly prepared and cooked poultry, many people are avoiding chicken and eggs temporarily. This is a significant change especially when it comes to the protein content in the diet. Protein is one of the most fundamental nutrients which the body requires for multiple reasons. We have found some vegetarian sources of the 'building block' nutrient which will help fulfil the daily requirement of the nutrient.
Here Are 5 Best Vegetarian Sources Of Protein To Try:
A 100 grams of raw soybean contains up to 36 grams of protein as per the USDA. The legume can thus fulfil up to 72% of the daily requirement of protein. You can use soybean in a number of ways, whether as a delicious Soya chaat or even a satiating soya curry.
2. Paneer or Cottage Cheese
One of the most-loved vegetarian ingredients, paneer has an immense fan following. The humble dairy product can contain up to 14 grams of protein in a 100 gram serving as per the USDA. Its versatile nature can make it fit for a whole range of toothsome dishes.
3. Chickpeas and lentils
A wholesome, fulfilling bowl of lentils or dal is all you need to get yourself the daily protein quota, or so our mothers and grandmothers would say. Science backs their claims, as a single cup serving may have up to 18 grams of protein. Chickpeas too are a great way to fulfil the daily protein requirement, with 39 grams of the nutrient in a single cup.
The crunchy grain is replete with good nutrition, but did you know it is also a wonderful source of protein? A 100 gram serving can contain up to 14 grams of protein, as per the USDA. This makes quinoa a must-have for vegetarians. How about trying some interesting quinoa recipes for dinner?
5. Nuts And Seeds
Not many are aware that nuts and seeds are actually stocked up with plenty of good protein. Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and even chia seeds are wonderful storehouses of protein and can easily help you fulfil the daily nutritional requirement while making for a satiating snack.
So, stock up on your protein with these yummy vegetarian sources, and stay healthy and fit.
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