7 Faux Meats That Will Revolutionize Your Plant-Based Journey

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The biggest fear for many when switching to an all- or mostly-plant-based diet is the lack of protein. It’s a valid concern, since a protein deficiency can lead to real health issues. Be sure to check that your faux meat products offer a good protein content. Many do not. While some veggie patties and faux meat crumbles may taste good and have a texture, like the real thing, you may turn over their packaging to see that one serving offers little more than a few grams of protein. That means you’ll have to consume many servings to gain adequate protein and accidentally overdo it on your calorie count. Research from the National Institutes of Health has found that increasing protein intake is an effective way to decrease overall caloric intake for women specifically. So if you’re trying to cut calories, make sure you get that protein.

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