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  • Megan Vogias, MA Ed

Want to increase muscle mass? Consider Plant Proteins

If you've heard someone mention how tofu, chick peas, lentils, almonds, hemp, quinoa, soy, brown rice, or pea is their preferred source of protein, then you have been listening to someone discuss what is more commonly referred to as plant protein. Plant proteins are often recommended and enjoyed by individuals who seek protein, want to have an increase in fiber and simultaneously want to avoid saturated fats and cholesterol.

Study after study, have indicated that plant proteins are a healthier option for our bodies, more so in recent study at Berkley they investigated more then just nutrition. They examined if there was a link between athletic performance and plant proteins.

A study of older adults in China found those who ate the most plant protein had higher levels of muscle mass than those who ate the least amount. The study, published in the journal Nutrients, suggested increasing daily protein intake to maintain muscle health.

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