Get Your Raw Food Protein!
Get your raw food protein with a variety of raw foods. It is a common misconception that eating a raw food diet will not provide enough protein. People think that protein comes only from meat or dairy. Every living cell contains protein: every plant cell has protein. Actually your body does not use whole proteins. It first breaks it down into amino acids. Proteins from raw, plant based life actually break down the easiest for our body to use to rebuild itself.
Vegetables most certainly contain protein! The dark green leafy vegetables are very rich in protein. The cruciferous vegetables are very good. These include broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. Avocados, considered a superfood, are a great source or protein. Raw nuts and seeds are also a great source of protein.
A friend of Raw Food Repair and raw vegan chef Cyndi Dodick reminds us of some other sources of protein that may not come to mind as easily, but still very important. These include spirulina, chlorella, maca, sprouts and sea vegetables. Quinoa is a seed that is often used as a grain. It can be easily sprouted and is one of the few plant sources that is a complete protein. If you are still not sure you are getting enough protein, or until you learn more about natural sources there is always protein powder you can get as a supplement.
David Wolf discussing raw protein sources.