by Jaie Obillo 2 min read
Whether you’re a vegetarian, trying to eat less animal protein and animal products, or just simply looking to get more plant based food into your diet - there is one major concern. Where can you get a significant amount of protein enough to fulfil the recommended RDI of 46g (Women) and 56g (Men) per day?
Let’s face it, animal protein is the go-to protein source in every meal. A standard serving (100g) of tuna already contains 20 to 25g of protein - that's almost half of the RDI. You don’t need to eat a ton to get the recommended daily intake of protein in your diet.
Getting enough protein in your diet is very important. It is the main building block of muscles, tendons, organs, and skin. Proteins are composed of smaller chains called amino acids which are important links in enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters. If you’re not eating meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and other animal based products, your body might not be getting enough protein.
The good news is, there are a lot of plant based food that are rich in protein. Here’s a list of some of the richest plant based sources of protein and how you can incorporate them into your diet.