Being Vegan is becoming an extremely well-known and popular phenomenon. With animal rights at the fore-frot of topical culture, this path is not only for saving the animals but it has been proven to be a rather healthy choice. With veganism proving to lower chances of cancer, increase athlete ability, improve energy levels and help the environment it is no wonder people are flocking to try it out. The hardest part of veganism for many is hitting your protein target. We have compiled a list of 5 ways for you to ensure you are getting enough protein and in the most delicious way possible.
Well, this one sounds a bit dodgy but we promise it tastes better than its name sounds. The product is made from gluten with the fixed component being wheat. It truly resembles meat once cooked, texture-wise and in appearance. Seitan contains 25 grams of protein in every 100 grams which makes it one of the highest protein sources in regards to vegan products. The product also contains selenium, iron, phosphorous and calcium. We recommend it sauteed, pan-fried or grilled with an array of spices to your liking.
The soybean descendent is one of the most commonly known vegan products on the market. This rubbery looking substance is made from bean curds that have been conjoined together- just as cheese is made. It is rather flavorless but absorbs flavor easily and can be cooked with almost anything. We recommend slicing your tofu and drying it off with a paper towel if looking for a more crunchy effect when cooking. Tofu contains iron and calcium and weighs in at 10-19 grams of protein per 100 grams.
This ingredient orif=ginates from the Cannabis Sativa plant… ready to get high on veganism? It is not as commonly known as other seeds and plants but contains 10 grams of protein ber every 28 grams which is a rate of 50% more than chia and flaxseeds. Studies have shown that hempseeds can assist in the reduction of inflammation, symptoms of PMS and delay menopause. Use this funky seed in your smoothies, salads, and dressings for an added protein effect.