Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words. You can use plant proteins or legumes (cooked or canned dried beans, peas, lentils and soya), to provide the majority of your daily protein requirement. From a dietary point of view, the basic principles of eating a well balanced diet that contains all the food groups to prevent deficiencies. Such a diet would consist of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (at least 5 portions a day), lean meat, fish (1-2 times a week) and eggs (4 per week), plus 3 cups of fat-free milk or yoghurt or cottage cheese a day, whole, unsifted grains and cereals (3-4 servings), legumes (cooked or canned dry beans, peas or lentils or soya) as often as possible, and poly- or monounsaturated oils or margarine (olive oil, tub marg, etc) (3 tablespoons a day) to provide all the nutrients the body requires for good health.
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