Our expert says:
Dear Almost Mad
Because plant sources of protein are low in fat and don't contain any cholesterol, and are rich in dietary fibre and protective nutrients, using plant protein instead of meat or chicken should actually benefit your weightloss and your general health. The following foods are all regarded as sources of plant protein: all cooked or canned dry beans, peas, lentils and soya. You can buy the veggie soya burgers (just check that the burgers have not had a lot of fat added to them), or soya mince or tofu, or have baked beans on wholewheat bread, or a vegetable and canned bean salad. The trick is not to smother the legumes in too much fat or oil as this piles on the kJ.
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