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Matt G says ...
There are some sound facts here, but here's the problem: eating spinach/broccoli etc. is not as easy as eating the equivalent chicken, and the author totally ignores this point. But this is not important either, because at then end of the day, no vegetarian is eating these foods for their protein needs. Chickpeas, beans, nuts and wheat are all excellent sources of protein which can be more readily consumed.
09/12/2013 8:15:11 AM CDT
Jaya says ...
Dear Jaya Good afternoon! Thank you for your love and appreciation in sharing with me that brocoli contains lots of protein. I am sending back love and appreciation multiplied many times to let you know that spinach also contains lots of protein ... Just like the attached article quoting Popeyes. Happy reading!
10/08/2013 11:56:37 PM CDT
Jose says ...
None
02/22/2014 8:51:41 PM CST
Zach Annette says ...
You say 51% of calories in spinach are protein. This is EXTREMELY misleading as a very high portion of this protein is in the form of cellulose. Which humans DO NOT have the capacity to break down. Meaning a very large portion of the protein from spinach will go right through you. UNLESS you are juicing it.
03/31/2014 11:19:27 PM CDT
Barbara says ...
Thank you for this article. I had no idea that plants could provide enough protein. I was a vegetarian for a few years, many years ago. I was exercising all the time then and was always worried about getting enough protein. Now I'm much older but still worry about getting enough protein since my natural desire is vegetables, legumes, and some cheese. You have just made my desired diet possible!
04/05/2014 10:22:54 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
Love the article... very good info...
04/22/2014 9:03:30 AM CDT
Sarah Boschung says ...
Very interesting! I am planning to write an article about plant-based protein and I'm wondering where you found your sources? Any information you can provide on research studies that have been done on this topic would be much appreciated!
10/13/2014 1:23:26 PM CDT
Erik says ...
The only problem with getting protein from veggies is that in order to eat 2000 calories in let's say broccoli, you would have to eat about 66 cups. That's a lot of broccoli.
11/14/2014 1:24:42 PM CST
carolyn says ...
kale gives my husband hives. what would be a safe substitute for kale?
02/28/2015 12:26:44 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CAROLYN - I would suggest checking with your health care professional for their advice. Some alternative green options could be chard, collard greens or spinach.
03/03/2015 4:21:57 PM CST
Rashelle Brown says ...
Hi! Please provide the source for this: "Research has shown that all plants contain protein and at least 14% of the total calories of every plant are protein." Thank you!
06/10/2015 12:55:22 PM CDT
Grace says ...
". Broccoli contains more protein per calorie than steak and, per calorie, spinach is about equal to chicken and fish. " No way. I punched in amounts of food I would need to get 24g protein and here are the calories: 1 kg brocolli: 353 cals 93g of raw filet mignon: 248 cals 82g of raw beef brisket 198 cals 240 g plain oikos greek yoghurt: 128 cals Spinach vs fish? Well no one can freaking decide on how much protein spinach has or something: 360g "raw spinach": 84 cals 1kg "Heb - Spinach, raw": 240 cals 680g raw baby spinach: 200 cals 120g salmon sashimi: 139 cals 104g tuna sashimi: 115 cals 120g raw tilapia: 115 cals 104g raw fatty toro sashimi: 167 cals 73g chicken breast: 121 cals Seriously why why why are you trying to lie to us?
03/05/2016 1:47:13 PM CST

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