When it comes to cholesterol levels, white meat may be no better than red meat — and plant-based protein beats both

This study looked at plant-based protein sources, and plant-based diets can provide all the necessary protein for optimal health. Here’s a look at the amount of protein contained in a variety of plant-based foods. Protein content in plant-based foods Food Serving size Protein (grams) Calories Lentils 1/2 cup 9 115 Black beans 1/2 cup 8 114 Chickpeas 1/2 cup 7 135 Kidney beans 1/2 cup 8 113 Black eyed peas 1/2 cup 7 112 Pinto beans 1/2 cup 7 117 Soybeans 1/2 cup 14 150 Tofu 1/2 cup 10 183 Nuts 1/2 cup 5–7 160–200 Peanut butter 2 tablespoons 8 190 Flaxseeds 3 tablespoons 5 150 Sesame seeds 3 tablespoons 5 156 Barley (uncooked) 1/4 cup 6 160 Bulgur (uncooked) 1/4 cup 4 120 Millet (uncooked) 1/4 cup 6 190 Quinoa (uncooked) 1/4 cup 6 160 The post When it comes to cholesterol levels, white meat may be no better than red meat — and plant-based protein beats both appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
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