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Nutritional quality indices show plant-based diets are the healthiest, but do vegetarians and vegans reach the recommended daily intake of at least 42 grams of protein? In regards to other essential nutrients, how does a vegetarian or vegan diet stack up against the standard American diet?
Nuts and Seeds
As long as you vary your diet and include items from the list of high protein foods above on a daily basis, then you should be fine. Also, be aware that you need to supplement your diet with B12 from a fortified soy milk or another source.
This post was researched and compiled by Michael Simms.