The recent wave of veganism has now hit home, prompting many people, including celebrities, switching to vegan diet. Veganism, at large, means abstinence from all animal-based products. Even milk that is derived from animals is prohibited; and it extends to milk-based products like curd and cheese. Along with the limitation of food options, a person who has turned to vegan diet may also find it difficult to get their fill of proteins, which is essential for a healthy body. Protein induces satiety and is excellent for propelling the weight loss process. If you have also embraced veganism but are struggling with weight loss, we have listed down some protein-rich vegan foods that you can include in your diet.
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Here Are 5 Protein-Rich Vegan Foods For Weight Loss Diet:
With various dal varieties at our disposal, we can never get bored of eating dal every day. Each dal variety comes with lots of fiber and proteins, along with their distinct flavours. So, make it a point to consume different kinds of dals as often as possible. Here is a list of 15 dal recipes you can try.
Tofu is made from soy milk; Therefore, it is considered the best alternative to cottage cheese (paneer). You can cook a variety of dishes with tofu. Toss diced tofu pieces in salads, season it and stuff in your sandwiches or make snacks like tikka (like paneer tikka).
3. Green Peas
Green peas (or matar, as we call it) are loaded with protein and other essential nutrients like vitamin D and manganese. Peas are also rich in antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids, making the food a must-addition to a healthy diet. Here are some healthy ways you can add matar to your diet.
It’s a good thing that you don’t have to do away with your favorite meals of rajma-chawal and chole-chawal in vegan diet. What’s even better is that that these beans abound with proteins, fiber and amino acids. What a delicious way to put weight loss in motion.
5. Chia Seeds
These tiny seeds are big on nutrition. Chia seeds are low in calories and high in proteins, making it the perfect addition to your vegan diet. Add these to your smoothies, salads and trail mix. Chia seeds add just the right amount of health, taste and crunch to your meals.
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Proteins have and always will be one of the most important nutrients required by the body for healthy weight loss. Make sure to consume lots of protein-rich foods on your vegan diet.
(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
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