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Vegetarianism is becoming just as mainstream as Veganism. I’m pretty sure at this point you’ve met someone or you yourself are some sort of vegetarian. I’m pretty sure you are wondering what is a semi-vegetarian? Is it even healthy? What do you eat as a semi-vegetarian? And I’m sure your main question you are currently thinking (just guessing) will I get enough protein? I’m here to answer all of your questions.
Disclaimer: I just want to say that before you change your
“diet” Always consult your doctor or your health care provider before switching your “diet”. And one last thing I am not here to tell you that you need to eat as a semi-vegetarian, vegan, vegetarian, etc. I’m simply here to educate you on the different types of “diets” That is out there.
If you are considering a vegetarian
“diet”, you may be concerned about protein. Although meat products are an excellent and well-known source of protein, it is easy for a vegetarian to substitute meatless choices for red meat, poultry, and seafood. Learn which foods to substitute in your “diet” to ensure you eat a balanced vegetarian “diet” and are getting the recommended 50 to 65 grams of protein a day, depending on your age and sex.
Protein- and fiber-rich beans are a common makes it simple to meet your protein requirement for the day. Soak dried beans overnight and cook without oil to save calories. Put beans on your salad, in a spinach wrap or over brown rice. When making soups, puree half the beans and use as a thickener.
Dairy and Eggs
Unless you are a vegan, dairy products help you increase your protein intake. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, 1 ounce of cheddar cheese has 7 grams of protein, while 1 cup of fat-free cottage cheese has 25 grams. Milks, yogurt and cream cheese are other choices. Avoid processed cheeses. Keep the saturated fat low in your vegetarian diet by eating lower fat cheeses. Look for light, reduced-fat or fat-free varieties. Choose plain yogurt rather than sweetened, and add your own fruit. Eat a scrambled egg for breakfast and consume about 6 gram of protein.