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Myth: Non-veg Is Necessary For Muscle Building

Myth: Non-veg is necessary for muscle building

MYTH: If you want to build your muscles, you have to take non-vegetarian food, as non-vegetarian food is having highest amount of protein.

Truth: Check out the protein content of following vegetarian and non-vegetarian food sources for yourself.


SOYA BEAN: It contains 43.2gms of protein per 100gms.

While BEEF contains 22gms of protein per 100gms.

You can add soya bean to your roti flour and can make roti or paratha out of it.

Also, tofu which is made out of soybean milk can be used

in various ways like stuffing, sandwiches, salads etc.

Roasted soya bean is also available and is a good option.


GROUNDNUT: contains 25.3gms of protein per 100gms.

While MUTTON contains 18.5gms of protein per 100gms.

Groundnut is staple food and is easily available.

Groundnut can be used in different varieties like-

groundnut chatni, chikki etc.

It can be added in various curries and vegetables.

Roasted groundnut is also a good choice.

Groundnut chikki a sweet which your child can like most and easy to carry anywhere.


GREENGRAM WHOLE: it contains 24gms of protein per 100gms.

While EGG contains 13.3gms of protein per 100gms.

You can also sprout your green gram,

which enhances other nutrients like vitamin -C and fibre.

So, along with good protein you also get good amount of vitamin -c and fibre.

You can also prepare Green gram whole chaat, chillas, pakodas etc.


Thus, it is obvious that you can easily get enough protein without killing animals…..

There is another myth that- ‘Only from non-vegetarian sources

You can get complete protein’.

I will tell you the truth in the next tip.

Till then…

Take care…..

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life.

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician.

This Post Has 2 Comments
    1. Yes, that’s the purpose of our Tuesday Tips…
      We want to bring the awareness about the role of Diet in our Life 🙂

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