Weightlifting diet for a vegetarian with celiac. Help please!?

Question by Genghis_Khanii: Weightlifting diet for a vegetarian with celiac. Help please!?
I need help finding protein sources. I am a vegetarian (no fish, yes eggs) and I have celiac disease which means no wheat, oats, barley, rye, msg, or gluten. I am planning on starting weightlifting, but am worried about protein sources. If anyone has suggestions (foodwise, no powders, my dad is being a little weird) on how to get protein, I would appreciate it.

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Answer by Eat Healthy
Get your protein from eggwhites and beans.

Here goes an article I wrote on proteins.

Proteins are complex organic compounds whose basic structure is a chain of amino acids.

Proteins are found in every living cell in the body. Our bodies need protein from the foods we eat to build and maintain bones, muscles and skin. Protein is a major part of the skin, muscles, organs, and glands and is found in all body fluids, except bile and urine.

We get proteins in our diet from meat, dairy products, nuts, certain grains and beans. Proteins from meat and other animal products are complete proteins. Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids. This means they supply all of the amino acids the body can’t make on its own. Complete proteins are found in animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese and soybeans. Plant proteins are incomplete. Incomplete proteins lack one or more of the essential amino acids. Sources of incomplete protein include beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and grain. A small amount of incomplete protein is also found in vegetables. You must combine them to get all of the amino acids your body need. Plant proteins can be combined to provide all of the essential amino acids and form a complete protein. Examples of combined, complete plant proteins are rice and beans, milk and wheat cereal, and corn and beans.

Protein is important because it repairs muscles, repairs cells and makes new ones.

For dieters, protein helps to speed up the metabolism more so than fat or carbohydrate.

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