Protein plays a wide range of functions in our bodies. It is necessary for growth and maintenance, for energy, for fluid and salt balance, to build some important substances such as enzymes, hemoglobin, hormones, antibodies. Proteins are a big part of our immunity.
But it is not necessary to consume meat at every meal to meet the protein requirements. In fact, to have even at least one or two days a week without eating meat will be very beneficial for your health. Eating less meat and more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, lowers cancer risk, fights diabetes and obesity and many more.
In this article we give 5 examples of non-meat protein meals.