Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Peas have Protein

Peas have Protein

People often ask how do Vegans get their protein if they don't eat meat or drink milk? 

Easy! Quoting T. Colin Campbell, You can’t be protein deficient unless you are calorie deficient.” That’s because all whole foods have protein -- even bananas and rice.

As long as you eat whole foods, you’ll get enough protein. In fact, you could eat potatoes all day and still meet your protein needs!

Plus, per calorie, many plants have more protein than meat. For example, a cheeseburger contains .05 grams of protein per calorie compared to spinach which has .12 grams of protein per calorie. And then there’s soy beans--one of the best sources of protein on the planet, beating out all dairy products, eggs and most meats when measured up calorie for calorie.

Other protein-rich plant foods include peas, quinoa, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, whole wheat foods, seitan, bulgar, broccoli and you guessed it: potatoes.

Take Action
: Pick a plant food and look up how much protein it has per serving.
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