If you recently transitioned to a plant-based diet or are at least incorporating more meatless meals into your routine, you may be wondering how to get your daily recommended intake of protein. While it does require a little more work and time at first, receiving enough protein from plants is not only possible, but it can be better for your body than animal protein.
Here are 10 plant-based proteins you can try. As always, when possible, we recommend shopping local and organic for your fruits and vegetables.
There is a long debate as to whether organically grown foods have more nutrients than conventionally grown foods. While it makes sense that foods grown with sustainable and responsible farming practices would contain more natural and unaltered nutrients, researchers continue to examine and publish new findings. One thing we are certain of though: organic produce contains 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional produce. These antioxidants protect our cells from the effects of aging and cancer. Moreover, a recent article cites additional nutrient benefits including 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids in organic dairy and meat.