There are many reasons why people are beginning to cut down on meats, dairy and eggs in their diets. One of these reasons is for health: a plant-based diet can help someone lose weight, lower their cholesterol levels and even decrease their risk of developing certain forms of cancer. Others cut down on or eliminate meat from their diet because of animal welfare or other environmental concerns.
One big challenge to going vegetarian or even reducing meat and dairy intake is still maintaining a healthy level of protein in the diet. Fortunately, there are many plant-based sources of protein – and some of them might come a surprise! Read on to find out more about the best plant-based sources of healthy protein.