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