When it comes to nutritional strategies for health and for attaining your ideal weight, there are lots of choices for your essential protein intake which are more effective and less expensive than the typical lean meats and dairy products. A recent study points out that if a person wants to lose weight, more of their protein intake should come from vegetables and not from meat and dairy.
In a study in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation earlier this year, researchers concluded that persons who consumed higher amounts of vegetable protein were far less susceptible to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, when compared to people who consume their protein from meat. And in Nutrition Journal’s second research , it was found that “plant protein intakes may play a role in preventing obesity.”
The Pennsylvania State University study stated that, one of the best sources of proteins in weight loss is Chia Seeds, even though chia seeds contains less protein, the seeds do contain all nine essential amino acids which can easily convert by the human body into muscle. Also the chia seed has blood-sugar stabilizing ratio of satiating protein, fats and fiber that can be quite helpful to a person on a weight loss regime.
Soybeans are one of the better known sources of protein. According to Jay Cardiello, a nutritionist and trainer said, “steamed soybeans are rich in essential amino acids and fiber,” as soybeans also provide a solid hit of complete proteins and magnesium – it’s a mineral that helps with muscle development. It also can produce energy to a person through carbohydrate metabolism.
Another surprise source of protein is marijuana’s edible, non-intoxicating cousin, the hemp seed. Hemp is now being recognized as a nutritional rock star and for good reason . Hemp has been shown in scientific studies to be rich in protein, fiber and omega-3s. As such, hemp seeds help fight heart disease, obesity and metabolic syndromes.
Another entry into the vegetable protein offerings is Quinoa. Quinoa is higher in protein than other grains. Quinoa is also chock full of heart-healthy unsaturated fats and is a great source of fiber – an essential nutrient that slows carbohydrate metabolism and helps a person feel fuller longer.
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