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14 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Protein Sources

14 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Protein Sources

Health
There are many different varieties of beans—black, white, pinto, heirloom, etc.—but one thing they all have in common is their high amounts of protein. Two cups of kidney beans, for example, contain about 26 grams (more than 3 cups of cow's milk, which contains 24 grams). And you don't have to make beans from scratch to reap their nutritional benefits, says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, author of Doctor's Detox Diet. "If you want to buy them dried and soak them overnight before you cook them, that's fine," she says. "But it's also perfectly okay—and much easier—to buy them canned, rinse them, and heat them up over the stove."Try this recipe: Farfalle With Zucchini and White Beans
Pandas descend from carnivores, despite vegetarian diet

Pandas descend from carnivores, despite vegetarian diet

Science
May 3 (UPI) -- Today, pandas largely feast on a vegetarian diet dominated by bamboo, but they descended from carnivores and their bodies still operate that way, a new study says. While the panda's diet is plant-based, it's protein and carbohydrate intake looks more like a hypercarnivore, which gets more than 70 percent of its those nutrients from eating other animals. The findings were published Thursday in Current Biology. "Based on what they eat, giant pandas absolutely belong to the herbivores -- but considering the macronutrient composition of the ingested and absorbed diets, they could also belong to the carnivores," Fuwen Wei, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Science and study author, said in a news release. Throughout their evolution , giant pandas acquired herbivore trait...
7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

7 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Labor Day Weekend

Health
Preparation: 50 minutesServes 4 For the Fennel, Mint, and Caraway Tzatziki: ​​​​​​​9 oz. plain Greek yogurt Small bunch of mint, leaves picked and coarsely torn, plus extra to garnish 1 cucumber, de-seeded and finely chopped 1 tsp. fennel seeds, lightly toasted 1 tsp. caraway seeds, lightly toasted ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil For the Jeweled Pilaf Cups: ...