Protein in vegetarian food – how to get enough from different kinds of food

energy percentage protein in foodThe first thing people usually ask when you say you are eating is “But where do you get proteins from? “. As a vegetarian, it’s not that hard actually; you can eat egg, cottage cheese, beans, quorn, lentils and cheese. For vegans, it is a little worse; they may opt out of egg and cheese, but can instead choose tofu and soybeans. NFA recommends a daily intake of 10-20% protein, it is not that difficult to achieve if you add some protein-rich foods in each meal.

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What you should know about LCHF for vegetarians – and GI diets for that matter

LCHF for vegetarians – how does it actually work in practice? LCHF is a diet that has been popular for a long time and now and even LCHF cookbooks for vegetarians is abundant, but do they stay within the range of what is defined as a low carb LCHF diet?

LCHF – if anyone has missed it – stands for Low Carb, High Fat and involves removing the carbs from your diet that can be removed and eat most of your calories in fat. Some authors advocate as much as 75% of the energy intake of fat.

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Percentage Energy in food – what is it and how do you calculate it?

In some recipes, you can see that the percent of energy coming from for example carbohydrates have been added, but how does it work? In a recipe see, for example (23 E%) by number of g of carbohydrates:

Carbohydrates: 68 g (23 E%)

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