Protein Power: 5 vegetarian food for it

Even the blood sugar spikes remain under control if you are consuming peanuts. Even peanut butter provides in with protein.

For vegetarians, it’s not easy to have an adequate amount of protein through the diet they follow. They face the issue of protein deficit. However, there are some vegetarian food sources rich in protein.

Almonds

Almonds are a great source of protein. Apart from protein, they have other plant-based essential nutrients that are needed for the body. Almonds are rich in fibre, magnesium, manganese and vitamin D.

Cottage Cheese

Often known as ‘Paneer’ in Indian households, it has a significant amount of protein in it. It also provides the body with Calcium, Phosphorous, Vitamin B 12 and even Selenium. It is also low in fat but high in calories.

Lentils

These are rich sources of not only protein but also fibre, folate, magnesium, iron and many other beneficial nutrients. Regular consumption of lentils lowers the risk of heart disease.

Peanuts

Peanuts are very fulfilling and are rich in protein. They also control appetite. Even the blood sugar spikes remain under control if you are consuming peanuts. Even peanut butter provides in with protein.

Fruit sources of protein

With about 5 grams of protein, Pomegranate is one of the best protein sources. Guava, Raisins, Passion Fruits, Dried Dates and Avocados are also rich in protein.