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Vegetarian Sources of Protein with a Valuable Supply of Nutrients

Posted Jan 08 2011 4:01am

When you think of protein, do you automatically picture meat? Well, meat is definitely protein, but there are also vegetarian sources of protein with a valuable supply of nutrients that your body craves. I’m talking tofu, whole grains, edamame, quinoa, beans, nuts, seeds, etc.

A recent study published in the journal Circulation found that the nutrient glutamic acid can help reduce blood pressure and risk of heart disease and stroke (Ref: Women’s Health Mag, Dec. ’09, p. 30). This amino acid is found in those vegetarian protein sources I mentioned above (as well as meats and cheeses). check out more on health food

 

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