What About Protein?

We live in a society in which we have been misled to believe that meat and dairy products are the sole source of dietary protein. But did you know that our protein needs can easily be met by eating a variety of plant-based foods?1 Animal protein contains cholesterol which increases the risk of developing heart disease - currently the number one cause of death in the US.2-7

Lentils: 1 cup 18 grams, Chickpeas: 1 cup 15 grams, Beans: 1 cup 14 grams, Quinoa: 1 cup 11 grams
1 cup 8 grams, Peas: 1 cup 8 grams, Almonds: 1/4 cup 8 grams, Peanut Butter: 2 Tbsp 8 grams
Oats: 1 cup 6 grams, Spinach: 1 cup 5 grams, Broccoli: 1 cup 5 gram, Cashews: 1/4 cup 5 grams
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