7 of the best Vegetarian sources of protein

Protein has very important functions within the body the main being in muscle regeneration and repair, brain cell functioning, the creation of new proteins and enzymes and hormones and the development of skin, hair and nails. There is evidence to suggest that about half of the human body's dry weight is made up of protein.

The Recommended daily intake for protein is 0.75 g/kg for adult women (so approx 45-60g per day) 0.84 g/kg for adult men so approx (70-80g per day). The main factors that can greatly vary the amounts of protein needed per day are age, amount of daily physical activity and the type of physical activity performed.