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5 Vegetables That Will Help You Overcome Protein Deficiency

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Bhubaneswar: Protein is one of the most crucial nutrients whose content directly impacts the health of an Individual. The human body uses protein to build and repair tissues. Besides, protein is also crucial in production of enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is also an important building block of hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

However, if you are vegetarian or prefer eating vegetarian food most of the time, it is very much likely that you face difficulty in meeting your protein requirements.

However, many overlook the fact that vegetables are rich in all essential nutrients required by the body and they foster good health, strengthen immunity and help in muscle growth.

If you are suffering from protein deficiency or a vegetarian looking to accelerate muscle growth, adding these five vegetables to your diet will work wonders for you-

  • Leafy (Saag)-

Savoured and loved by Odias, greens or ‘Saga’ like spinach and Red leafies are protein rich vegetables that also hold a considerable amount of other vital nutrients in them. While two cups of red leafies have up to 4 grams of protein, two cups of spinach possess up to 2 grams of protein.

  • Broccoli-

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and possesses high protein content. Two cups of broccoli, for instance, are loaded with up to 5 grams of protein. Adding it to your salad or snack can up your protein content easily.

  • Cabbage-

Cabbage is a healthy green vegetable rich in protein, vitamins and other essential nutrients. A cup of boiled cabbage can provide you up to 3 grams of protein as well as a sufficient amount of fibre to keep you going all through the day.

  • Beet Root leaves-

Beet Roots are a common vegetable but not many know that the leaves on top of the vegetable are a tremendous source of protein as well as other nutrients. The green bits have over two grams of protein per serving and are also renowned for the medicinal benefits.

  • Mushrooms-

Mushrooms possess important vitamins like Vitamin D besides protein. A cup of Mushroom contains up to 3 grams of protein which can positively impact your muscle gains while reducing protein deficiency in your body. Rich in antioxidants, Mushrooms also boost immunity and functioning of the heart.

 

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