3. We all need good quality sources of protein, as protein forms the building blocks of the body, muscles and bones. Chicken, some fish and eggs are good sources of protein, as well as beans or pulses, such as lentils, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, as well as quinoa.
Unfortunately dairy is not, and not inclueded in the healthy eating guidelines.
Almonds are the healthiest kind of nuts for a protein snack.
For 16 years I was vegetarian. It wasn't until I started taking my classes to be a naturopath that I discovered I was protein deficient. Especially for my body type. I began to eat chicken and fish and more eggs and my energy and stamina increased immensely.
Vegetarians can combine whole grains with beans or legumes to complete protein. Even at that you need to eat quite a large quantity to get a sufficient amount of protein. There are some great apps to check your daily protein intake. Use one of them if you're vegetarian.
I really believe that eating a plant based diet is the healthiest way to eat and for some body types it works better than others.
Generally, protein keeps us full, so it's essential to make sure that whatever you are eating is healthy filling and nutritious. It should keep you satisfied until your next meal.