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Get protein from veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Veggies can be a healthier protein alternative to meat.

Plant-based foods that are a good source of protein include:

  • Lentils and beans, which are also rich in vitamins and minerals while low in fat and cholesterol.
  • Tofu, tempeh and other soy products.
  • Quinoa.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Broccoli and spinach.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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First published: 06/02/2014
Last updated: 06/02/2014