The Best Plant-Based Proteins to Fuel Your Workouts
January 15, 2014
Attention workout, beauties: those who workout, specifically run, need more protein to fuel workouts and repair muscle damage after a workout (and yes, of course build muscle!).
Soooo, before biting into that juicy burger check this out. Studies have shown diets based red meats and processed meats are associated with developing cancers and heart disease. On the other hand, plant-based proteins reduce your risk of high cholesterol, heart disease, getting sick, and of course keep your skin glowing.
5 Protein Superstars:
Spinach: 5 grams of protein per cup. Add it to soups, sandwiches, smoothies, or your morning eggs
Portobello Mushroom: 2 grams of protein. Make a portabello burger, cheesesteak, or toss slices into your salad
Oatmeal: 6 grams of protein. Blend it and use it as a flour substitute, to bulk up soups, or as a hot breakfast
Amaranth: 5 grams of protein per ½ cup. Toss this grain in salad, burritos, or a veggie stir fry
Beans: 6 grams of protein and you’ve got tons of favors to pick from. Use in dips, spreads, bean chili, or eat solo for an afternoon snack