Top 10 Plant-Based Protein Foods You Should Be Eating

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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4. Dulse

Dulse is a seaweed that can be found in leaf, powder, or liquid extract form to be added to whatever you like.

It’s been called a superfood and is rich in natural iodine, which is important for the thyroid.

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When it comes to protein, dulse offers 16g per 50g. Like other sea vegetables, dulse is rich in vitamin C, iron, B vitamins, and various essential minerals. (12)

5. Flax Seeds

An exemplary source of healthy fats, flax seed is rich in fiber and protein (9g per 50g). It’s been shown effective in arresting cancer cell proliferation and promotes digestive health.

Flax seeds are best eaten freshly ground, to retain the anti-inflammatory seed oils. Eaten whole, they are more difficult to digest.

Find some fat-burning smoothie recipes with flax seeds here.

6. Hemp Hearts

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Loaded with protein at 16g per 50g, hemp contains all of the essential amino acids.

Hemp hearts and seeds are also potently antioxidant, full of minerals (like magnesium and zinc), and a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

You can eat them in recipes, smoothies, salads, or by the spoonful.

7. Nutritional Yeast

Unlike active yeast, nutritional yeast won’t affect people sensitive to yeast. It has a bright yellow color and a nutty, cheesy flavor.

Nutritional yeast is a great vegan source of vitamin B12 and has an impressive 25g of protein per 50g.

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Great as a topping for popcorn!

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