High-protein vegetables to eat right now

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 22, 2015

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Vegetables are known for their exceptional nutritional value, and it is popularly believed that not many are good sources of protein. So, here is an eye-opener: a look at some of the sneaky ways to get protein in your diet using only veggies.
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    Peas

    Peas are known to be the powerhouse of nutrition. Peas are one of the best options for protein in vegetables. You can enjoy peas in soups, stews, side dishes and salads.

  • 2

    Spinach

    Spinach is counted among the most nourishing vegetables. A cup of cooked spinach has 5 grams of protein. You can cook them or stuff them in sandwiches for a fast nutritional boost.

  • 3

    Asparagus

    Not only for its protein, but asparagus is also known for its fibre, folate and vitamin A, C, E and K content. The vegetable improves bone strength, prevents heart diseases and aids digestion.

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    Mushrooms

    Mushroom is known for its immune-boosting properties. The nutritious mushroom gives you enough protein to resist infections, regulate enzymes and repair body’s tissues.

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    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower is another veggie that gives you ample protein. Besides, it is also a source of vitamin C, B1, B2, B6 and K, folate, pantothenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, niacin, and magnesium.

  • 6

    Kale

    Kale is touted to be one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods. You can add it to salad, or soup.

  • 7

    Broccoli

    Broccoli is rich in dozens of nutrients, including protein. The vegetable fights cancer, lowers cholesterol, improves bone density, keeps heart healthy and aids digestion.

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    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts are loaded with many valuable nutrients besides protein. You can consume them as snacks or add to sandwiches, salads and soups. Mixing various kinds of sprouts makes an excellent snack.

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