Seven protein-rich vegetables you should eat

April 27, 2018

A nutrient-rich diet is essential for a healthy body. Meeting the daily nutrient requirements can prevent and fight health-related issues. One of the critical nutrients that body requires is protein. It keeps the muscles strong and healthy, and every cell in the body demands protein.


While eggs, milk, poultry, and fish are excellent sources for your daily protein intake, specific vegetables can also provide a rich source of protein. Here are some protein-rich vegetables that you can include in your diet.


  1. Broccoli- Broccoli has a reasonable amount of protein and zero fat. It's full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and promotes a healthy body. 

  2. Mushrooms- Mushrooms have decent protein content but lack the entire protein molecules as they do not contain amino acids. Combine mushrooms with broccoli or corn to make it a complete protein food.

  3. Asparagus- Asparagus has high nutrient content. It is rich in protein along with copper, phosphorus, manganese, and vitamin B. You can steam, boil, or grill asparagus to include it in your diet plan.

  4. Kale- Kale also contains phenolic compounds, giving it antioxidants properties. Consume kale daily for maximum benefits.

  5. Peas- Peas are rich in protein, and it also has a reasonable amount of fiber. They have zero cholesterol and are low in fat. Consume peas by adding it to your salads or curries.

  6. Spinach- Spinach is one of the most nutrient-packed green vegetables out there. It contains essential amino acids and the protein content in the vegetable accounts for 30 percent of its calories.

  7. Sweet Corn- Sweet corn meets about nine percent of the daily protein requirement and is low in fat. Add in your soups and salads or make sandwiches to reap the benefits.


Add these protein-rich vegetables to your daily diet plan to meet the protein intake requirement and keep your body healthy.


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