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Learn To Be a Pro…About Protein

Protein, which derives from the Greek term proteios and means “first place” or “primary,” is essential to good health, and its etymology well reflects protein’s status in human nutrition. You need protein to make, maintain, and repair hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. A diet that is high in protein may also help lower blood pressure and fight diabetes. Such a diet will likely have you eating less because you will feel fuller longer while it speeds up your metabolism. This way you may lose weight and belly fat while increasing muscle mass and strength.

If you’re living a vegan lifestyle and not eating meat or fish, this doesn’t mean you can’t get enough protein from other sources. The key is to ensure that there is some in every meal or snack. Beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are all plant-based protein foods that provide a lot of fiber and low saturated fat and are beneficial to your heart health.

Try adding these protein-rich foods to your diet for their health benefits: quinoa, tofu, tempeh, seitan, edamame, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grain breads, spirulina, hemp seeds, chia seeds, nutritional yeast, rice and beans, hummus. Each of these is rich in essential amino acids, organic compounds needed to form proteins. Certain vegetables, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, and bok choy are great choices for their protein value as well.

PlantCuts is aware of the health needs of its customers as well as the benefits that our menu selections offer. Protein-rich foods are incorporated into our items to help fulfill dietary needs.

Our protein-rich plant cuts can be added to salads, sandwiches, and stir frys. Our Smoky, Meaty, Sticky BBQ Salami chunks will be perfect on a homemade pizza. Use our Beef Crumble to make a tasty Sloppy Joe on a crusty bun.

Did anyone say “seitan”? Made from wheat gluten, this perfect meat substitute offers richness in protein and taste. Any of our Seitans —Traditional, Maple Smoked Bacon, Pepperoni — can be sliced and steamed, sautéed, roasted or grilled. Served on its own or with a grain or vegetable, seitan can be a complete protein feast. Our Tea-Smoked Duck is an ideal flavor package to bring to your table as a featured main course.

We hope we’ve given you some ideas on how to incorporate protein into your daily diet. Protein-rich foods and beverages will help boost your energy and metabolism, while giving you peace of mind and power of body.