Vegetable sources of protein, especially legumes and grains are packed with vitamins and minerals and are good sources of more healthful unsaturated fats. They also have no cholesterol, generally are low in saturated fat and often lower in calories than animal protein.
Recipes that include a plant-based protein are generally less expensive than traditional proteins such as chicken, beef and turkey.
A recent UN report concluded that raising animals for food is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all worldwide transportation systems combined, polluting our soil, air and water. Eating more meatless meals is a powerful tool against global warming and pollution.
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