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Protein Is Vital For Normal Bodily Function. Here are 12 Healthy Vegetarian Sources Of Protein

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12 vegetarian sources of protein

1 Chickpeas and lentils

A 100ms serving of protein contains 19gms protein which is an impressive amount. A cup of garbanzo beans will yield 12 Gms of protein per serving. Chickepeas are rich in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin B-6, iron, calcium and magnesium. Lentils too are rich in protein providing 18 gms per cup.

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2 Organic Edamame

Just one cup of edamame will give you a protein punch of 18gms. 100 gms of edamame yields 11 gms of protein besides being incredibly rich in iron and potassium a major electrolyte required by the body.

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3 Tofu

100 grams of tofu will yield 8 gms of protein. Tofu is also rich in leucine a major BCAA (branch chain amino acid) essential for muscle development and protein synthesis. Tofu is also rich in magnesium, calcium and iron.

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