Protein-rich vegetables

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    There are certain days where I have to eat a strictly vegetarian (Buddhist thing). What vegetables are high in proteins? I know beans in general, but what should I eat specifically on those days?
     
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    Nuts are probably your best bet

    Also you could throw in a few protein shakes or protein bars if buddhists allow it :dunno:
     
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    Yea, I'd have to up the protein shake intake on those days.
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    nuts, grains, beans...lots of all of them
     
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    nuts provide low quality protein--they are not an effective source by themselves.
    Lentils are as good as beans, and you can make very nice soups and spicy dishes with them. Tofu would also be good.
    Tofu is about the same quality as meat. Lentils or beans consumed with cereal (wheat/corn etc) provides equivalent quality protein too. Adding nuts to that combination would make the protein effectively higher quality than meat, and about as high quality as egg.
    Nuts with cereal without beans or pulses does not provide good quality protein however.
    You do not have to eat beans and cereal at the same time to get the full benefit; but you shouldn't leave it too long between eating them. (cereal for breakfast and beans for lunch would be ok).
    I would guess that most types of protein shakes would be ruled out because they are generally derived from animal sources.
    Soya milk would be useful too.
     
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    there are going to be people claiming that soy is going to make your balls fall off and your breasts larger than a porn star's
     
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    yeah grains, beans, nuts are great

    but stay away from soy, they'll make your balls fall off and boobs larger then jenna jameson's.
     
  8. pwd

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    Why would they say that? Never heard of any adverse effects of soy.
     
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    don't lump all nuts toegther. Almonds and peanuts for instance have a relatively large amount of high quality protein
     
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    Estrogen. I think it's bs, but it could hold some bearing for all I know.
     
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    most studies these days show that soy doesn't effect estrogen levels.
     
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    even if it does, its going to be sooo little that you wont even notice. i think if it effects anyone, its the asian countries that eat it constantly.

    stupid soy BS.
     
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    just ate 2 soy burger patties, delicious 15g's protein each
     
  14. pwd

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    Peanuts and almonds still aren't very useful sources of protein by themselves. Peanuts contain other nutrients beneficial in weight training, however.
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    and almonds don't? :hsugh:
     
  16. pwd

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    I didn't say that--I didn't know one way or the other, although I take it from your response that they do.
     
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    lentil soup is the shit. i been eating a lot of it lately. my mommy makes it yummy too.
     
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