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Protein

I want to find a non-animal protein source and no soy. I am tired of eating flesh…
Here is some information I found:
Look at Amazon.com for some of these products!
http://www.happycow.net/vegetarian_protein.html

Here are some examples of vegetarian foods with high sources of plant protein:
PROTEIN IN LEGUMES: Garbanzo beans, Kidney beans, Lentils, Lima beans, Navy beans, Soybeans, Split peas
PROTEIN IN GRAINS: Barley, Brown rice, Buckwheat, Millet, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rye, Wheat germ, Wheat, hard red, Wild rice
VEGETABLE PROTEIN: Artichokes, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green peas, Green pepper, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard green, Onions, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnip greens, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini
PROTEIN IN FRUITS: Apple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Grape, Grapefruit, Honeydew melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon

PROTEIN IN NUTS AND SEEDS: Almonds, Cashews, Filberts, Hemp Seeds, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts (black)
One excellent ingredient to look for is hemp seed protein. Hemp seed is an nutritious dietary source of easily digestible gluten-free protein. It provides a well-balanced array of all the amino acids, including 34.6 grams of protein for each 100 grams. The fatty acid profile of the hemp seed is extremely beneficial, containing omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a virtually ideal ratio. Other beneficial aspects of hemp seed include a strongly favorable unsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio; a high content of antioxidants; and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.
Spirulina
A micorscopic plant that contains over 70% protein content, it is the higest, most potent, and the most digestible protein source
Contains complete amino acid content
Among the richest source of chlorophyll
Source of gamma linolenic acid, vitamin B12, phycocyanin, sulfolipids, beta carotene, and other caotenoids, vitamins
Contains anti-viral, anti-cancer, and immune stimulating properties
Good for food cravings, diabetes, sugar addicts, & people detoxing from alcohol right when they stop
Not for those with dampness or excess
Rice w/Spirulina make a good travel food
Keeps good for about 3 years
Wild Blue Green Algae
Start with a small dose in the morning on an empty stomach (not at night); take with tea or juice, not with food; too much will give you gas
Very cooling, especially to kidneys – so use with ginger
A mental stimulant
Detoxifies the liver
Burns up body fat
Good for depression
Grasses are a balanced source of nutrients and a complete life sustaining food; they contains many essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals & trace minerals, essential fatty acids, and over 80 identified enzymes
Wheat Grass is a variety of grass that is used like an herbal medicine for its therapeutic and nutritional properities; the common grains of barley, rye, and oat grow grasses are equally potent. Can be taken orally and as colon implant without toxic side effects High in enzymes, magnesium, and oxygen which promotes the functions of the brain and body tissues Superior detoxification agent Good for skin, hair, teeth, blood disorder, anti-aging. Improves digestion, eases constipation, and keeps bowles open
Barley Grass
Contains large amounts of natural chlorophyll and antioxidants, one being the enzyme Super Oxide Dismulase (SOD) which neutralizes free radicals, also other antioxidants that prevents aging at the cellular level and strengthens the body’s immunity
Highly nutritious and rich in calcium, iron, vitamin B1 & C & B12
20% Protein
Not as sweet as wheatgrass
Find more information at: http://hubpages.com/hub/Non-soy-protein-sources-for-vegans–vegetarians_
Some of the more complete and readily available ones are:
1. Mycoprotein is a fairly balanced protein source lacking the side effects associated with soy protein. Mycoprotein is fungi based.
2. Cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli, are an excellent source for balanced protein. In addition, their anti-oxident properties offer additional health benefits.
3. Various legumes, especially lentils, pinto beans and chickpeas are all great sources for protein.
4. For those vegetarians who eat egg, egg white is an outstanding source for balanced proteins. It may be purchased in whole egg form and seperated from the yolk, in pasteurized liquid form, or powdered form.
5. Seitan is produced from wheat and is a relatively good source for protein.It is best to utilize all different types of proteins in one’s regular diet to maintain a well balanced and complete intake of proteins and amino-acids.

A place to start. I ordered some Hemp Protein and seeds. I will see how that is mixed in my smoothies in the morning. Hopefully yum yum!

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One thought on “Protein

  1. I LOVE beans. They are cheap, very healthy, and full of fiber (so they fill you up). I'm not a big meat eater simply b/c I think it's gross. Let me (and your readers) know what you find out!

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