As you start to share your vegan journey, you will find that many people are suddenly very concerned about the amount of protein you’re getting. You may have even asked this question of a vegetarian or vegan yourself. When you follow the Standard American Diet (SAD) no one bats an eye at the nutrients missing from those meals but start talking about going or being vegan and suddenly, there’s a problem with protein.
So, here it is, once and for all, the response to this constant question.
Q. Where do you get your protein?
Short Answer: Pretty much everything I eat
Long answer: Don’t just take my word for it, here are links to other sources explaining just that.
Save this blog and return to it when you need a refresher or to send it over to those asking about your protein intake.
A quick video from one of my favorite vegan doctors, Dr. Neal Barnard of PCRM (Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine)
From Dr. Barnard's colleagues at PCRM
Which of these protein-containing foods surprised you the most? Tell me in the comments below!