One of the most commonly asked questions, when people are considering a vegan lifestyle, is "Can I get enough protein from a vegan diet?"
According to the British Nutrition Foundation, protein is a macronutrient made up of amino acids. It is essential for the growth and repair of the body, allowing for the maintenance of good health.
Protein foods break down into 22 naturally occurring amino acids, which are known as the building blocks of protein. Of these, nine are known as essential amino acids, which means we must get them from food, as the body cannot make them itself.
Protein helps to give us the energy to get us through the day and to feel fit and strong. It is advised that men consume about 63g of protein per day and women 52g. Commonly associated with animal products we take a look at where you can find vegan protein.
Especially almonds are an easy way to consume protein, they typically contain 4-6g of protein per 20g.
These are low-fat pulses that are easy to add to everyday meals and include about 8-9 grams of protein per 100g.
Made from soya beans this packs a protein punch with up to 18g of protein per 100g.
A complex carbohydrate, providing slow energy release, they are also an excellent source of protein packing 10g per 100g.
Nutritious in many ways Kale also has 2g of protein per 80g.
Also high in fibre and B12 this cooks delight contains around 9g of protein per serving of 2 teaspoons.
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