Thursday, 27 August 2015

3 low-carb Vegetarian foods

Many people have decided to be vegetarians. There are different types of vegetarians, but the most essential difference between vegetarians and vegans is that first ones can eat eggs, dairy products and honey while vegans eat only plant- based foods. However, in both cases they consume a lot of carbohydrates. Our bodies digest carbohydrates to glucose. Glucose is later used for energy to our muscles and brain. The problem is that when we eat exclusively carbohydrate-rich foods, our body eventually gets more than it needs. Usually people who spend some time at the gym and want to build some muscle want more protein to their diet. So, here are 3 low-carb foods that can fit in your vegetarian lifestyle.

  • Eat more eggs. Eggs are the perfect protein source. They contain all the amino acids you will need to build muscles. One cup of raw eggs (4-5 large eggs) you get 347 calories, 24 g of fat, 31 g of protein and just 2 g of carbohydrates. Eggs are great for your breakfast and post-workout meal. Eat your eggs and feel the energy to deal with your daily tasks, book for floor sanding Leicester or start a new hobby.

  • Yogurt. If your vegetarian diet includes dairy products, then you have to eat more yogurt that will add more proteins and healthy fats. Especially if it’s combined with other protein sources. In just 100 g of Greek yogurt, you receive 5 g fat, 3 g carbohydrates, and 7 g protein. 
  • Nuts and seeds. Nuts are a great protein source and they are also delicious. You can eat them separately or add them to other foods like yogurt. Choose whatever nuts you like such as hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, macadamias etc. It’s recommended to eat your nuts and seeds raw and soaked in water for a couple of hours first. This way you get all the nutrition values. All the nuts are also high in calories, which helps you be more energized throughout the whole day. You will have the energy to do whatever you like and leave the end of tenancy cleaning Leicester for the professionals. 

And there you have it three great low-carb, high-protein foods you should use when trying to build muscle on a vegetarian diet.

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