CategoryNutrition

Black Beans vs Pinto Beans: Taste, Nutrition and Protein

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Ever since I went vegan, I’ve been eating a ton of beans. Pinto beans and black beans are 2 of my favorites, so I thought I’d do a detailed comparison of the two. Like you might have guessed, they’re mostly similar, but there are a few differences. Taste Testing: Black Beans vs Pinto Beans The biggest difference isn’t anything to do with nutritional content, but taste. Black beans...

Chickpeas vs Chicken: Protein, Amino Acids, and Nutrition

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Chickpeas, Chicken….Tomato, Tomato? They sound similar, are both known as being sources of protein. Chicken is one of, if not the, most popular source of animal protein, while chickpeas are one of the most popular plant-based sources of protein. So which one’s best? I’ll break down the differences in protein and amino acid profiles, plus the nutritional...

Lentils vs Meat (Chicken/Beef): Protein and Nutrition Comparison

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Lentils are one of the best legumes when it comes to plant-based protein sources. Additionally, it’s a natural substitute for meat like ground beef (in things like shepherd’s pie and rice dishes). But while there are similarities, there are also some big differences in what you’re getting (nutritionally speaking) from lentils compared to meat. I’ve gone over the main differences between lentils...

Lentils vs Chickpeas: Comparison of Nutrition and Protein

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Lentils and chickpeas have a lot in common. They’re both legumes, and you can even find non-wheat pasta made from them in most stores these days. But if you’re wondering which one is healthier, or fits your macros best, you’ll want to read this short post. We’ll compare the most important nutritional differences, to see if lentils or chickpeas are best for your diet. Lentils vs Chickpeas:...

Lentils vs Beans: Comparing Gas, Protein, and Nutritional Value

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When you switch to a more plant-based diet, it’s a big change. Protein is a bit harder to come by, the gas can be crazy at first, and you need to consider where you’re getting your nutrients from. While lentils are legumes, just like all other beans, most tend to think of them as their own sort of food. They share a lot of similarities with beans, but also have some...

How Much Fiber Is In Vegetables?

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Vegetables are a great source of fiber, most of them have a mix of both insoluble and soluble fiber. Both types of fiber contribute to good health. In this post, I’ll go over which vegetables have which types of fiber, and which vegetables are the highest in fiber. Types of Fiber In Vegetables Here’s a table from a review study that breaks down how much fiber is in 100...

Seitan Amino Acid Profile (Is It a Complete Protein?)

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Seitan is a savior for vegan athletes and bodybuilders. It’s got similar macros to vegan protein powder, and yet tastes really good and can be added to many recipes. If this isn’t the first page you’ve gone to looking for seitan’s amino acid profile, it’s because there isn’t a single profile. The term “seitan” is the name of the meal, not a particular ingredient. It’s main...

Tempeh vs Seitan vs Tofu: Comparing Taste and Nutrition [Data]

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Whether you’re vegan or just looking to eat more plant-based foods, tempeh, seitan, and tofu are among the best plant-based sources of protein. This post will look at 2 main things: taste and nutrition (mainly protein content and quality). Obviously taste is subjective, but I’ll go over the texture to expect, and which recipes each work best in. For the nutrition, we’ll compare...

Lentils vs Black Beans: Macros, Nutritional Value, and Amino Acids

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I’ve done a general comparison of lentils vs beans, but I wanted to look specifically at how lentils stack up to black beans. There are many reasons you might want to compare lentils to black beans. So I did them all. Somewhere on this page you should be able to find the difference between the 2 legumes that you’re looking for. Whether it’s protein content, amino acid distribution, or...

Essential Amino Acid Profiles for All Nuts [Data]

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Nuts are one of the best bulking foods due to their high caloric content. They’re also a decent protein source when it comes to snacks. While you want to be mindful of the omega 3 to 6 fat ratio of nuts, you also want to make sure you’re eating other protein sources that compensate for any low amounts of individual amino acids in nuts. As long as you’re eating the complementary...