7 Vegetarian Proteins

From Dr. Daryl Gioffre

You might think of a lean chicken breast or a piece of fish as diet food, but meat is actually one of the biggest culprits of acid you could consume. Though I follow a mostly plant-based diet and believe it to be the best option for maintaining an alkaline body, I won’t tell you to cast off meat completely — I get it, you like your occasional steak or sushi!

One way to limit your consumption of meat is to declare one day of vegetarianism per week… a “meatless Monday” of sorts. But how will you get your protein? That’s always the question. Vegetarians who merely replace meat with pasta and carbohydrates are some of the unhealthiest people around.

On nights you’re feeling lazy, “meatless Monday” can turn into “pasta dinner Monday” and those kinds of carbs are full of sugar (sugar=acid). The reality is that most meat eaters get twice the amount of protein they actually need, and the research shows that can lead to osteoporosis, kidney disease, calcium stones in the urinary tract, and has even been linked to cancer.

That being said, it doesn’t take much to give your body the nutrients it needs even after giving up meat, as long as you aren’t just trading in that portion of the food pyramid for empty carbs.

Scroll through the slideshow above to discover these great sources of complete alkaline proteins.

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