February 29, 2016

Though burgers and steaks are still American staples, people from coast to coast are often choosing to forgo meat at meals. Whether it be for economic or ethical reasons, the U.S. per-capita meat consumption was in decline from 2004 to 2012. If animal protein is off the table for you, it’s important to seek out an alternative that will help build muscle mass, maintain strong bones, and keep you satiated between meals.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 to 35 percent of our daily calories should come from protein. In other words, men and women should be chowing down on 56 and 46 grams of protein, respectively, each day. Whether you’re part of the 10 percent of American adults who consider themselves vegetarians or you’re a flexitarian who eats a spectrum of veggies and meats, read on for the best meat-free sources of protein…

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