For all the vegans out there…how to get loads of protein in your diet


One of the first questions I get when I tell people that I’ve switched to a mostly plant based diet is “What about protein!?” Most people associate dairy and meat with protein and don’t realize how much protein is actually in plants. After watching Forks Over Knives and now that I’m reading The China Study, I’ve learned more about why Americans (and most 1st world countries) are so obsessed with filling up on plenty of animal based protein.

The human body needs protein to survive, not only to build muscle but also to build every structure in our bodies – from our nails to our organs to our skin. The word “protein” was coined by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1838 (source) and ever since, has been considered the most important nutrient that our bodies need. You will be hard pressed to find an exact number of grams of…

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