5 Top Vegetarian Food Trends

These meat-free foods are gaining demand:

1. Chickpeas

Rich in protein, fiber and essential nutrients. Including calcium and magnesium for bone health.

2. Edamame

Consumed steamed or dried, this protein-rich food contains isoflavones; which may increase bone density.

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3. Quinoa

With 8 grams of protein per cup, quinoa is one of the only plant-based complete proteins.

4. Dried peas

A good source of potassium and folate. Fiber-rich dried peas may help stabilize blood sugar levels.

5. Beans

Provide a good source of protein and are rich in soluble fiber, which may help reduce cholesterol levels.

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