Monday, March 18, 2013

Where Do You Get Your Protein?


Welcome to our series: Vegan Myths Dispelled. This post focuses on protein.


Myth 1: You need a lot of protein in your diet (more than you can get as a vegan)


Truth: As long as one is eating a variety of plant foods in sufficient quantity to maintain one’s weight, the body gets plenty of protein (Source).


For more information check out:

The Protein Myth: Why You Need Less Protein Than You Think

Myth 2: You can't eat too much protein

Truth: "According to Dr. Cordain, a diet very high in animal protein foods would cause a person to become seriously ill with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and eventually death from protein toxicity. For most people the dietary ceiling for protein is 200 to 300 grams a day or about 30 to 40 percent of the normal daily calorie intake." (Source) Too much protein in your diet can cause kidney disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and kidney stones (Source).

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Myth 3: Protein can only be found in animal products


Truth: Protein come from vegetable!


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Myth 4: Animal Protein is healthy (Also, the Paleo/Atkins Diet is healthy)


Truth: Animal protein is full of cholesterol, antibiotics, hormones, ammonia, and feces. Animal protein is also very acidic, which promotes cancer. Plus eating meat is shown to cause tumor growth. "Eating animal-derived foods causes our most common diseases for many well-established reasons, including the indisputable facts that they contain no dietary fiber, are filthy with disease-causing microbes (including mad cow prions, and E. coli and salmonella bacteria), and contain the highest levels of poisonous environmental chemicals found in the food chain" (Source).


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Myth 5: Weightlifters and other athletes cannot be vegan


Truth: Here are just some of the many vegan athletes that prove this myth wrong: Mac Danzig, Aaron Simpson, Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Derek Tresize, Jake Sheilds, Jim Morris, Robert Cheeke, Jehini Malik, Mindy Collette, Ed Bauer, Carl Lewis, Antonio McKee, Torre Washington, Billy Simmonds, Joel Kirklis, Noah Hannibal, and Patrik Baboumian.

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Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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