When most people think about protein, they think of meat, eggs, cheese and Greek yogurt. But every whole food contains protein, says vegan writer Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati.
From your morning banana to your evening salad, finding plants packed with protein is easy to do.
Plant-based foods are also cholesterol-free, mostly high in fiber, and alkalizing to the body rather than acidic. This helps increase oxygen and protect calcium.
Ten high-protein plant foods are profiled in this GentleWorld.org article, including pumpkin seeds, asparagus, cauliflower, peanuts, mung bean sprouts, almonds, spinach, quinoa (pronounced, keen-wa), and broccoli.
(READ more of the in the vegan website, Gentle World)