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8 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need (Page 6)

Protein

Protein

Every cell in our body contains protein, and we need it to repair cells, build tissue, grow hair, nails and bone. Protein is found in almost every food we eat. Eating a variety of plant foods every day, including protein-rich soybeans, beans, whole grains, seeds and nuts (as well as vegetables, to a lesser degree), provides all the amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that we need.

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