The best meat-free sources of protein
BBC Good Food ME|November 2020
If you’re cutting out meat and fish, you might think your protein options are limited, but there are lots of ways to pack in the nutrients

Protein is a key part of a healthy diet. It used to be the obsession of bodybuilders and gym fanatics alone, but now, lots of us are keen to ensure we are eating enough. It can be tricky to get your daily quota as a vegetarian if you’re not sure what your best veggie sources of plant protein are. Discover our favourite protein-rich ingredients bursting with fresh flavours that are key to a healthy diet.

WHY DO WE NEED PROTEIN?

Forget the protein shakes, powders and supplements; it’s time to get back to basics. Protein is made up of smaller units called amino acids, and is essential for repairing damaged cells and building new ones. It’s needed for the building of tissues, muscles and bones, so it’s important to make sure your body has what it needs.

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