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Where do vegans get their protein from?

If you're vegan I'm sure you heard the famous "Where do you get your protein from?" question

First of all let's make this clear. Protein should NOT be your main concern if you want to thrive and be healthy. Vitamins, minerals, water intake, activity levels etc are more important.


That being said let's dig more into the whole protein thing. Excess protein, be it vegan or animal-based will be passed out through your urine, so eating too much of it actually isn't that efficient nor good for your kidney and body in the long run.


Generally speaking there's protein in all food. Really, Google "banana calories" and you'll see there's 1.5g protein per banana. But you'd need much more to maintain/build those muscles you work so hard for am I right?


Here are my top/ favourite 5 vegan protein sources:

I'm not here to tell you not to care about protein because if your goal is to maintain/build muscle and/or you're active in general then you should pay attention. All plant food, be it spinach, broccoli, peas, bananas, apples, oats, nuts and seeds etc they ALL have protein. Plus, they contain all the essential amino-acids that your body then converts into complete proteins once digested. Mixing foods like black beans & rice or hummus & pita, to form complete proteins is basically a myth.


But, despite the fact that you might be eating super clean, meaning a whole food plant based diet with minimal processed foods, you may be low on the protein. Our bodies require protein, carbohydrates and fats to function properly so making sure you're getting enough of all three macronutrients is key.


What you need to do is to make sure you're getting at least 0.8g - 1.2g of protein per kg of bodyweight. From thereon it gets much more detailed depending on your age, gender, physical activity level, weight lifting frequency etc.


High protein vegan food sources (top 25 from highest to lowest):


Per 100g

1. Pumpkin seeds - 33g

2. Peanut butter - 25g

3. Hemp seeds - 23g

4. Almonds - 22g

5. Pistachios - 21g

6. Flax seeds - 20g

7. Tofu - 17g

8. Oats - 17g

9. Chia seeds - 15g

10. Cashew nuts - 15g

11. Hazelnuts - 15g

12. Walnuts - 15g

13. Soy beans (edamame) - 13g

14. Pecans - 9g

15. Lentils - 9g

16. Chickpeas - 8g

17. Wheat bread - 8g

18. Lima beans - 8g

19. Macadamia nuts - 8g

20. Green peas - 5g

21. Pinto beans - 5g

22. Kidney beans - 5g

23. Quinoa - 5g

24. Spinach - 3g

25. Potato - 2g


If you've read this far and wondering what Vegan Protein brand I use, that'll be Vivolife. They're the healthiest out there, test for heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides and taste freaking awesome!


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