Protein is one of the most essential nutrients for normal development, for body tissues and their function. That is why it is especially important to make sure that the amount of protein is needed.
What is the protein and why is it important to us:
The bodies of mammalian animals (including humans) require proteins in the daily diet to synthesize all the necessary amino acids. The protein is important and essential for health and normal development.
It is essential for the body’s growth, muscle building and preservation process. The daily allowance of the necessary proteins varies by age, weight, level of exercise and sex.
The average recommendation is between 0.8-1 grams of protein per kg of body weight. This figure varies in athletes and infants. Babies for example, require about 2.2 grams per kg of body weight.
Protein deficiency can lead to fatigue, damage to the rate of development, hair loss, loss of muscle mass to hormonal irregularities, damage to the immune system and fertility and many other symptoms.
It is important to know that excess protein is also dangerous, it can damage the kidneys, bones and immune system. Nutrition that includes animal products contains twice as much protein as the recommended diet and is accompanied by high fat, cholesterol and does not contain good digestive fiber.
What are the main sources of quality protein in a vegan diet?
There are many sources of high quality protein from cereals and legumes. Including:
Lentils, beans on every issue, chickpea, lobia, paul, silk, soy. (For that matter, a cup of cooked legumes provide about 13 grams of protein)
Wheat, rice, oats, buckwheat, quinoa, corn.
Combining cereals and legumes on a daily basis will provide us with complete protein. Whole protein provides all the necessary amino acids for the body. The human body does not know how to produce proteins, so it requires them to get through food.
For example: Majdara (rice with lentils), rice and soy, lentil soup and potatoes, beans and corn, pita with hummus, beans and potatoes, burgundy and hummus, etc.