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We’ve all heard by now that it is important to include high-quality sources of protein in our diets.  Protein is found in bone, muscle, hair, skin, and virtually every other body part or tissue.  Plant protein is often overlooked and underrated in diets, but the following plant sources offer high-quality options:

  • Green Peas- 1 cup has almost 9 grams of protein
  • Hemp Seeds- Rich in essential fatty acids, they contain approximately 10g of protein per ounce.
  • Quinoa- 1 cup contains 9 grams of protein
  • Lentils- 1 cup of cooked Lentils has 18 grams of protein.

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