Protein is one of the most important nutrients that our body needs to function. When you are trying to lose weight protein becomes an important nutrient. Protein helps to control hunger by keeping you full for longer. It helps to increase body metabolism.
Here are some vegetarian protein-rich foods that will help you manage weight that you can stock up on:
1. Tofu and Soy Products:
Tofu is made of soy milk, which is an excellent alternative to regular milk sourced from animals. You can cook tofu the way you cook paneer. Toss it in salads, use it as fillings in sandwiches, or have it as tikkas.
Be it kidney beans, black beans or chickpeas, all are an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids. You can experiment with them in form of salads, sprouts and curries.
3. Legumes and Lentils
The range of dals that we Indians use in our desi preparations is worth a chronicle of its own. Legumes are a rich source of digestible fibre. Fibre takes long to break down, which keeps you full for longer and further prevents cravings.
4. Chia Seeds
An ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains about 4 grams of high-quality protein. Chia seeds are also a good source of fibre, which makes it an ideal superfood to cut that bulge. Add chia seeds to your yoghurt or fruit servings
5. Green Peas
Green peas or matar also make for an excellent plant-based source of protein. They are also high in various vitamins, antioxidants and minerals such as thiamine and manganese, which makes it a healthy addition to weight loss diet.
Try including these foods in your diet and see the effect on your waistline. Make sure you supplement your diet with a disciplined fitness regimen too.
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