Alimentos vegetales altos en proteínas

5 plant foods high in protein

There is a belief that protein is only present in meat, but we can obtain this macronutrient from 100% vegetable foods such as legumes or nuts.

Why include foods of plant origin in our diet?

Plant-based foods protect and provide essential nutrients for our body, thus being a great source of prebiotics for the health of our intestine.

In turn, plant foods are highly satiating and are composed of a low amount of calories . This is a big reason why they become an optimal choice for a caloric deficit diet or for weight loss.

Top 5 plant foods high in protein

1. Lentils


24.5 grams of protein per 100 grams

It is a food high in iron that, in order for our body to absorb it in its entirety, we must combine it with foods high in Vitamin C.

2. Tofu


11.1 grams of protein per 100 grams

It is made from soybeans and stands out for its high protein and fiber content and the 8 essential amino acids it provides.

3. Seitan


24 grams of protein per 100 grams

It is a staple of plant-based diets. High in protein and a source of potassium and calcium. It must be taken into account that it is prepared based on gluten wheat.

4. Peas


21.6 grams of protein per 100 grams

This legume is an excellent source of protein, vitamin C and B. They prevent the appearance of diseases such as anemia and help strengthen bones.

5. Spirulina


57 grams of protein per 100 grams

We have already talked about this superfood in the previous blog that you can read here . Our Fonan contains it, since it turns out to be a great source of protein that favors the increase in muscle mass.

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