Plant-Based Nutrition: 3 Sources of Plant Proteins to Consider Adding to Your Healthy Diet by Susan Bowerman, M.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND

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Plant-Based Nutrition: 3 Sources of Plant Proteins to Consider Adding to Your Healthy Diet

For those who practice plant-based eating, soy protein is king of plant-based proteins – but it isn’t the only option. Here are other popular plant-based proteins to consider for a more wholesome diet:

  • Pea Protein: Supplies eight of the nine essential amino acids that a healthy body needs, and like other proteins, it will help satisfy hunger and curb cravings.
  • Quinoa Protein: Contains higher protein content than other grains, like corn or barley. When extracted from the plant, quinoa protein can be concentrated into a powder form for plant-based shakes.
  • Rice Protein: Known for being rich in carbohydrates, rice contains a considerable amount of high-quality protein, which can also be concentrated into the form of powder.

Try incorporating these alternative proteins into your diet to help sustain energy, satisfy hunger and support weight management.

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Pea Protein $12 & Up
Quinoa Powder $7 & Up
Rice Protein $15 & Up
Protein Powder $10 & Up
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Donna John
Two of my kids are vegan, and I know they both enjoy pea protein. I've never seen quinoa powder or rice protein in the kitchens, so will share this info. Thanks, Susan Bowerman !
Elisa Schmitz
I enjoy quinoa protein a lot. I need to try pea and rice protein. Thank you for the tip, Susan Bowerman !
Sheri B Doyle
As a vegetarian I am always looking for good protein sources. Thank you @susanbowerman for these ideas. I have never tried rice protein but am a huge fan of pea protein and quinoa protein.

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