Q. I’m vegan and prediabetic. What are the healthiest plant protein sources for me to eat?
A. Getting enough protein without loading up on too many carbs can be a challenge for anyone who eats a vegan diet–and this can be especially tricky for a prediabetic person. Higher-protein diets promote healthy brain function, muscle strength, faster recovery from injury and weight loss (partly because protein helps keep us feeing fuller longer). But all plant plant protein sources are not created equal. Here’s a list of our favorites:
For vegan meal-planning tips, check out Coach Sara’s guide to make sure you’re getting all your nutrients breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Want more information about plant-based proteins? Check out a favorite read of Coach Chloe’s, Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck.