Decoding the Signs of Protein Deficiency and Its Vegetarian Sources

To always stay fit and fine, it is very important to have all the nutrients in the right amount in our body. In such a situation, protein is also one of them. For your information, let us tell you that every living cell present in the body needs protein. A person should get about 10% of his calories from protein throughout the day. In such a situation, if there is a lack of protein in our body, then it can be very harmful for our health. Therefore, if there are any changes in your body, then you must pay attention to them. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about some such signs which indicate protein deficiency. Along with this, we will also tell you how you can compensate for it.

Injury not healing

Due to lack of protein in the body, the injury often does not heal quickly because due to the lack of this nutrient, the process of healing the wound becomes very slow. Actually, it takes time and protein for new cells to form, due to which it is difficult to heal the wound. In such a situation, if this is happening to you too, then you must pay attention to it.

Frequent cravings

Due to protein deficiency, one keeps feeling hungry again and again. In such a situation, there is a constant craving to eat salty or sweet foods. This happens because when there is a protein deficiency in our body, then there is a desire to eat high protein foods.

Continuous hair fall

Hair fall is also a sign of protein deficiency. Many people use all kinds of products to stop hair fall, but still hair fall does not stop. Even the shine of hair decreases day by day and they become dry. This happens due to lack of protein in the body.

Swelling in the body

According to experts, protein deficiency can also cause swelling in any part of the body. This is called edema in medical terminology. Let us tell you that when there is a lack of albumin protein in the blood, then this problem can occur.


Protein deficiency can cause your muscles to become loose, which in turn reduces your strength, making it difficult to maintain your balance and slowing down metabolism. It can also cause anemia.

Muscle pain

The muscles start absorbing protein from the bones as per their requirement. This causes weakness in the bones. At the same time, the muscles have to expend more energy. Even the muscles ache.

Cough and cold

Health experts believe that people who lack protein in their body may have a weak immune system. In such a situation, people are at a higher risk of getting infected.

These are vegetarian sources of protein


Egg is considered to be the best source of protein. It is rich in nutrients like vitamins, calcium, minerals and healthy fats. The antioxidants present in eggs provide protection to the body from diseases.


Soybean is a very good option among vegetarian sources of protein. You can fulfill your daily protein needs with soybean. You can include it in your diet as soybean vegetable or sprouts.


Gram is also a good source of protein. Gram contains nutrients like carbs, fiber, iron, folate, phosphorus, potassium etc. Eating it keeps the stomach full for a long time and also helps in weight loss.


Tofu made from soybean is very healthy. Tofu contains protein equal to that of eggs. You can include it in your diet in any way. Apart from protein, tofu is also rich in iron and calcium.

Moong dal

It contains fiber, amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids. The calorie content in moong dal is very low, so it is considered beneficial for weight loss.

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