Can You Get Enough Protein on a Plant-Based Diet?

ingredients and nutrition Jul 31, 2022
Examples of plant-based diet ingredients

Thinking of making a switch to plant-based eating but fear you’ll end up deficient in protein or lose muscle mass?

You’re not alone. Many people think moving to a plant-based or vegan diet means they’ll have to accept a suboptimal protein intake or scramble to meet their daily protein needs. Or perhaps you’ve started your plant-based diet transition already, but this question still lurks in the back of your mind, “Will I really be able to get enough protein eating this way?”

 

Why You’ll Never Be Low on Protein

The main reason why many people believe plant-based diets are low in protein is that they think of eating vegan or plant-based as ONLY eating fruits and vegetables - foods that are perceived as being low calorie, deficient in protein, and limited in nutritional value. But this is a big misconception.  Watch this video to find out three key reasons why you don’t have to worry about protein on a plant-based diet! ūüďĻ

 


[Free Resource mentioned in the video: "Quick Start Grocery Guide for Plant-Based Essentials"

As you can see, all plant-based foods contain protein – even fruits and vegetables - just in varying amounts. Some especially protein-rich whole food plant-based sources are nuts, seeds, beans, chickpeas, lentils, and quinoa. In this video, I also give an example of an adult woman and show how just a few good plant-based protein sources can meet most of her estimated daily protein needs. So, children, adults and even competitive athletes can easily meet their protein needs on a plant-based diet.

I hope this video addresses any concerns you may have about protein adequacy on a plant-based diet and gets you excited to start on a plant-powered journey. Let’s work together to transform your health through the power of plant-based foods!