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September 26, 2015

5 Veggies Packed with Protein

Eat Healthy

Milk, meat, cheese and eggs are common sources of protein, an essential nutrient for building, maintaining and repairing tissue. Unfortunately, these animal products can also be high in fat and cholesterol.

Consider vegetables as a healthy protein option. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, veggies can deliver a nutrient-dense protein punch to your day.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of protein for the average adult is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. To find out your average individual need, calculate: body weight (in pounds) x 0.36 = recommended protein intake (in grams).

See how much of your daily protein requirement these vegetables can provide in the slideshow below: