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Top plant-based protein sources you must add to your diet | The Indian Express

Top plant-based protein sources you must add to your diet

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Around the world, many people are turning to plant-based food in order to make more sustainable lifestyle choices, which benefit their health too.

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According to Dr. Shikha Dwivedi, Msc. clinical nutritionist and dietetics- in house nutritionist at OZiva, plant based proteins offer less risk of contracting any disease as compared to animal based resources. "They are also more effective in managing blood sugar and lowering cholesterol. Moreover, plant-based sources are more impactful for people who wish to lose weight," she says.

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Chia seeds: These little protein bombs are packed with about 3.5gm of protein per two tablespoon. They are also a good source of calcium, zinc and iron.

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Quinoa: Quinoa is dubbed as the absolute protein. While most plant-based foods have lesser amounts of the nine essential amino acids, quinoa is replete with a high amount of amino acidsand offers 8gm of protein in every cup.

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Oats: Whole rolled oats are a wonderful source of protein and provide up to 11gm of protein per cup. They are also a great source of carbohydrates.

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Lentils: While most beans are loaded with proteins, lentils bag the highest place with about 18gm of protein per cup.

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