Updated: Aug 9
Large molecules composed of one or more chains of amino acids in a specific order determined by the base sequence of nucleotides in the DNA coding for the protein. Protein are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's cells, tissues, and organs. Protein is a macro nutrient and is required by our body to carry out almost all chemical reactions and build muscles. A person needs to consume around 1 g of protein per kilogram of body weight in a day.
Throughout human digestion, proteins are broken down by hydrochloric acid and protease into shorter polypeptide chains in the abdomen. This is vital to the synthesis of essential amino acids that cannot be bio-synthesized by the liver.
Proteins made up of amino acids. These amino acids placed in a precise order by the specific code of each protein. This makes each protein unique and related to its function within the body. All animals and plants contain protein, so one source of amino acids come from our diet.
Eating a wide range of healthy proteins gives your body other essential nutrients, including iron and zinc, and other essential minerals and vitamins (especially B-group vitamins)
Vegetables that contain high amounts of protein when compared to meat or poultry they are much better than protein shakes, powders or bars.
There are no high protein vegetables.
Protein is a chain of amino acids so eating protein, whether it is in a plant or animal based form, does not mean your body takes in protein straight away right when you eat it. The body has to break down the protein back into its basic form of amino acids and then it can build whatever protein the body needs at that time, (collagen, hair follicles, etc)
So coming to the topic. That all vegetables has some amount of protein but There are some amazing protein vegetables which you can add them to your daily diet.
These are personally one of my favorites and an excellent source of protein. It’s available in fresh, frozen, canned and dried form while fresh may not be available always you can go in for the other options. Fresh is the best. It can easily be added to anything and goes well with salads, gravies, soups and etc.
You must already be well aware of the fact that spinach is a super food since it’s loaded with vitamins, minerals especially Iron and antioxidants, they are also rich in protein.
Another personal favorite of mine, this wonder food packs a solid punch of proteins to your diet apart from fiber. Be it fresh, frozen, canned or dried as a grain popularly known as Maize, you have a good deal of protein in them. Like peas, corn is also used in salads, soups, sandwich, etc.
Best when they are made into a salad or simply grilled with some olive oil and seasonings. Tastes so good especially when you have it during the rainy season.
Have you seen this vegetable which resembles a lot like cauliflower but its florets are green? Yes that’s a broccoli. They are fully rich in, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins and they are so good to eat when you add them to your white pasta, salads or just by steaming and seasoning them lightly.
This is one of the lesser known vegetable out here and I’m not very sure if it’s available everywhere. Truly one of the best greens and vegetable choices, kale is the definition of a super food. Make it into a salad, add it to soup or casserole, or blend a handful into a green smoothie, knowing that you are getting your protein.
Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt and eggs contain a good amount of protein. They can be added to our diet
Most of the people while busy in earning money, they neglect health and eat whatever is available on the roadside. But what happens is whatever the money they earned, they again spend on their health in later stages. So care your diet.