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Create a plant-based diet that will keep you running strong.

Cutting the meat (entirely or just a little) doesn’t automatically equal a deficiency in protein. With careful thought and planning, you can create a plant-based diet that will keep you running strong. Plants, Everywhere Mintel reports that in recent years more than 12 percent of global food and drink product launches carry a vegetarian claim. And many of those are high in protein, meaning you have more options than ever to find vegetarian, nutrient-dense foods (that also taste good). The more plant-based proteins you eat (like quinoa, soy, brown rice, and legumes) the less you’ll need to find your protein from animal products. That means you’ll decrease your consumption of saturated fats and boost your intake of fiber and antioxidants, found in plant foods. Remember that not all plant-based proteins are “complete,” meaning they don’t contain all nine essential amino acids...

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