Protein is key for muscle recovery and growth.
Please tell me you knew this already…
As someone who exercises and lifts weights regularly, one of the most common questions I face is: “Where do you get your protein?”
So many people think the only way to get adequate protein in to your diet is with meat and fish. Those are good sources, but they aren’t the only protein sources in the world. Hitting the daily protein quota from vegan sources is possible as long as you know what to eat. A number of athletes and bodybuilders choose plant-based diet (check out the 300 pound vegan if you need more proof). I used to eat a plant-based diet too!
Looking back over my journey I can't believe how far I have come. This is a photo of me from when I first went vegan and lost 40 pounds,taking me from 305 down to a lean 265. So don't be afraid of initial weight loss (unless loosing weight is what you are looking for) because I put the 40 plus pounds back on the right way. Dedicate yourself in the gym and in the kitchen and the results will follow. # whatveganslooklike #veganmuscle #hardwork #GoVegan
By eating a wide variety of foods, a regular person can get all of the protein and essential amino acids they need. Although if you’re a vegan and happen to feel any signs of protein deficiency it’s a good idea to make an effort to eat more protein rich foods.
Healthy.co.id has put together an awesome infographic with 50 plant based protein sources to help ensure you get enough to fuel your body. You may be surprised to find that many of the foods you’re already eating are full of protein!
What is your favorite vegan protein source?
Do you know how much protein you eat in a day?