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Protein is important to both weight loss and wellbeing

Protein is an important way to help your weight loss, it is also a necessary nutrient for your general wellbeing.  Eating too much for long periods can cause issue but not eating enough can cause health problems.

I was talking to a woman about her diet, she said that because she was a vegetarian she could not eat protein. So untrue!

Protein is found in high quantities in meat, like beef, lamb and chicken or fish but it is also found in vegetarian foods.

Pulses and beans are a great source:

  • Baked beans
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney beans
  • Butter beans
  • An so many more
Broccoli Soup Potato Bean Beans
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Vegetables

  • runner beans
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Mushrooms
  • And so many more

Some foods work well on their own but some should be eaten in combination.  Baked beans work better if eaten with rice.

Eggs are also a great source and very versatile.

Lentil Soup Lenses Stew Food
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Soups and stews can be high in protein by adding meat, beans and vegetables.  Try adding Butter beans or kidney beans to your stew.