High Protein Vegetables
Although eating more vegetables in our daily diet has become an common practice for many people, many still concern that such type of diets can lead to protein deficiency. So, many people put their aims to those vegetables and fruits with high protein such as soybeans. In fact, it is neglected by many people that avocados, pears, peaches and other high-protein fruits can be added into their diet as protein supplements.
Many fruits has already become a popular choice to supplying protein for human body because of the various nutrients which are important for maintaining a healthy body. They are also contain a low amount of fat and calories and can be chosen as a food for losing weight. For example, apricots are not only rich in protein, they also contain a high level of calcium, zinc, folic acid, potassium, iron, fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin k. Avocado is another type of fruit with abundant protein although they are often be regarded as a kind of vegetable. Avocado contain adequate protein for our daily needs, and a variety of minerals like zinc, niacin, fiber, folic acid and other essential nutrients. It is also a good source of a type of fat which is crucial for the health of heart.
Figs is another choice for people looking for high-protein fruits. Dried figs contain a high number of calories and carbohydrates, and they are also a good source of protein. They contains many nutrients for our body such as dietary fiber, calcium, potassium and other nutrients. Figs are often the suggested healthy snacks for athletes because of its high amount of nutrition. Other fruits containing protein include wolfberries, raspberries, apples, coconuts, blackberries, plums, pears, watermelons, lemons, cantaloupes, bananas and cherries.
Generally, fruits contain less protein content than animal foods. However, through different types of fruits and vegetables people can get enough protein for their daily needs. Many high protein vegetables can also be used as a meat substitute such as asparagus, corn, artichokes, cauliflower. You can freely add them into your daily diet recipe to maintain a healthy body.
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