Discover the delicious variety of plant based proteins!
Protein is a building block of your cells. It helps repair tissues and strengthens your bones, it also promotes the health of muscles, cartilage, skin and blood too. You may be familiar with animal proteins – meat, poultry, seafood, eggs and dairy, but you might not know as much about plant based proteins. These vegetarian sources include legumes such as beans, soybeans, peas, and lentils, as well as grains and plants such as quinoa, spelt and whole wheat bread (yes really!). Protein can also be your weight loss ally. It can help you feel more satisfied than other nutrients such as carbohydrates or fats and foods high in protein tend to be lower in Smartpoints values (and now many of them are ZERO with Freestyle!) Eating more plant based proteins let you mix things up at mealtime. It could save you money too. In general plant based proteins are less expensive than animal sources. Not only that, but they’re free of the saturated fat that many meats like beef, pork and lamb have.