How Do Vegans Get Enough Protein?

by Wendy on October 3, 2017

There are several benefits to adding vegetarian and vegan foods into your diet. Plant based foods are rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, but low in saturated fat. Vegetarians and vegans usually have low cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. Cutting down on meat and eating more plant-based foods usually leads to weight loss, too.

A vegetarian diet provides a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals, but vegetarians and vegans are often asked how they get enough protein.

Getting protein from vegetarian sources is easier than it sounds. Green vegetables, such as kale and spinach, contain protein and many important vitamins and minerals. Hemp powder is another excellent protein source for both vegetarians and vegans. Beans and lentils are protein-rich foods that are also high in healthy fiber. Almond milk and other plant milks contain protein as well as calcium and many vitamins. Soy products, such as tofu, soy milk and soy yogurt, are low-fat protein sources. You can also find an increasing range of vegetarian foods in supermarkets today and a wide variety of vegan recipes in books and online.

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Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
My name is Wendy and I'm one of the main contributors to our blog. I'm a retired elementary school teacher who's found a new passion for all things relating to health and wellness. If you feel like your body is not in the place it should be, join the club! We're here to help get you where you want to be in a long term way, and avoiding any extreme diets in the process. We believe in natural sustainable methods to reach a state of homeostasis. We want to get our body, spirit, and soul into prime shape and really start loving ourselves! Wendy's favorite product is Raspberry Ketone 1234
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