I wanted to do a little post where I just answer the question I get the most when I tell people I’m eat a plant-based diet.
Where do you get your protein?
And the answer to this is very easy. I get my protein from the sources your “protein” gets their protein. Let me explain. Most protein comes from plants in the first place anyways, and the animal people eat are fed with these plants or gets it injected in them.
This pic was taken just about three weeks after I went vegan..
And this was taken just now, five months on a vegan diet. As do you muscles aren’t a problem.. haha
But you probably think I look too skinny, but as a figure skater I obviously need that.. But there are vegan bodybuilders and weight lifters out there like this guy..
Soooo you see… There’s really 0 problems to build your body how you want on a vegan diet!!
If yo read the facts stated here. You’ll even see that the protein you get directly from plants are SOOOO much better for you. Cause when you get protein from broccoli, beans or spinach and all that goodness.. you only get other good things with it. When you get your protein generally from animals, you also get a bunch of saturated fat and high cholesterol.. Why would you give that to your body on a daily bases when you really don’t need to?
In doctor Michael Gregor’s book, “How not to die”, he actually promotes only eating plant-based food, and he has beans as the most important food to add into your diet. The reason beans are the most important food to get into your diet is that it’s a huge source of protein, but you also get important nutrients that’s only in the plant kingdom, like fiber, folate and potassium. You really get the best of both worlds from beans!!
As you saw in my last post I used chia seeds in my oatmeal. Chia seeds are these little seeds that are filled up with all of the goodness your body needs. Protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals are just some of the things you get from these seeds. That’s why I include them in my breakfast every day!
Last, but not least are the thing most of you probably don’t wanna hear. Green leafed vegetables. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale are also a very high in protein. In the book “How not to die” Dr. Gregor mentions broccoli more than any other food. This is really not a joke, but broccoli has been proven to prevent DNA damage and metastatic cancer spread. And a great source of PROTEIN.
I am really not a doctor. But I really think the book “How not to die” is a book everyone should get through.
With that I hope I answered everyones biggest concern in a good way, and that everyone understands that I’m far from being protein deficient 🙂