- Protein rich diet helps in weight loss
- Lentils are loaded with fibre and protein
- Sprinkle almonds on your foods to add more protein
Protein should be a part of your everyday diet. It helps your body function properly. Protein supports weight loss by keeping you full for longer and improving metabolism. Protein also supports immune health. It is the building block of the human body as it helps in the growth and maintenance of tissues. Animal-based foods are rich in protein. According to studies, most vegetarians suffer from protein deficiency. But there are sources of protein for vegetarians as well. For better weight loss and health, here are tips for vegetarians to ensure optimum intake of protein.
Here's how vegetarians can add more protein to their diet
1. Prepare pulses and legumes every day
Pulses and legumes are one of the best protein sources of protein for vegetarians. You can prepare pulses with a variety of beans for lunch or dinner. When it comes to weight loss, it is always advised to add pulses to your diet. These will keep you full for longer as well as add a variety of nutrients to your diet.
2. Add protein to your salads
If your salad is just loaded with vegetables, give a twist to your salad. Add protein sources to your salad. Prepare salad with paneer or tofu. You can also add sprouts or simply prepare a chickpea salad. Sprinkle nuts and seeds like almonds, pumpkin seeds or flaxseeds on your salad to load up protein.
3. Choose protein-rich snacks
When it comes to snacking many choose unhealthy options. For healthy snacking, you can choose protein-rich snacks. Prepare protein bars at home or consume a handful of nuts and seeds. Eat yogurt or a cheese slice.
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4. Add seeds to your diet
Seeds are loaded with several essential nutrients. Many are also a good source of protein. Some seeds that contain optimum amount of protein may include- chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds.
5. Choose a protein-rich breakfast
Breakfast is considered as one of the important meals of the day. You consume a protein-rich breakfast which will keep you full for longer. Cottage cheese, peanut butter, protein cereal or yogurt are some protein-rich breakfast options.
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