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Trying a vegan diet? These foods will boost your protein intake
Monday, 11 January · 1 min read

If you're new to a vegan diet, it’s a good idea to do some planning to make sure you get the right amount of protein from your meals.

The recommended daily protein intake for adults is 0.75g per kilogram of bodyweight. So, if you weigh 70kg, you need to multiply 70 by 0.75 to work out how much protein you should be eating. In this example, you should eat about 52g of protein a day.

If you’re not sure on how to do this when you’re not eating meat, fish or dairy products, don’t worry. There are plenty of plant-based foods that contain lots of protein, including pulses, nuts, seeds and meat alternatives.

Here are some high-protein foods to add to your diet:

  • beans
  • chickpeas
  • lentils
  • garden peas
  • almonds
  • peanuts
  • pistachios
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • tempeh
  • tofu
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