How do vegans get their protein?

how do vegans get their protien?

Getting pass the myth

Good day to all! Today we will be discussing the myth that a Vegan lifestyle doesn’t allow an individual to consume a substantial amount of protein.  This myth is proving to be false more and more each day as we have a better understanding of the human body and how it can properly revitalize itself with plant based foods. I ask every individual that’s taking time in their day to read this post or I should say challenge each individual reading to think of how you currently intake protein.  As you begin to ponder on this don’t rush the process really take your time and write down all the forms of foods you consume to have the proper protein intake. How about we start digging into it together, the different types of meats are as such; lamb, beef, pork, poultry, game and seafood. Let’s take closer look at this visual table below which breaks down the classification of meats and where they derive from.

As we now have taken a moment to look at the diagram above we have a better understanding of what the categories of meat are.  The categories we will look at is beef and pork combined with poultry, now as per the USDA Per Capita Consumption we consume a total of 108.7 combining beef and pork and poultry is also 108.7 as stated by the “National Chicken Council.org.” Now with this information we can now dig deeper into understanding protein.  Taking a quick glance at beef, pork and poultry we know what type of animals yield the meat from each category which is listed on the diagram above but just in case; we know beef is meat from a cow or veal from a young calf. Then we have pork which comes from a pig and poultry which is from chicken and some other farm raised bird such as ducks, turkey, etc.   

   Subsequently, we should think out of those 3 categories how that animal lives and consumes throughout the day and what is consumed throughout this animal’s day.  Nonetheless, let’s look at beef we know that cows consume grass in their daily diet and within their diet/lifestyle cows consume grass and water throughout their day. Consequently, we can now look at a pig which is said to eat anything hence why they are classified as omnivores.  However, we must go a bit further when speaking about a pig. Pigs in the wild consume plants, larvae, insects, worms, small and large animals but farm raised pigs are feed primarily on fruits and vegetables. Lastly, we must identify with poultry and their type of diet. We know that poultry is duck, chicken, turkey or any farm raised bird.  

   Now that we have identified with these 3 groups we can now approach our next scientific theory which is to observe what these animals eat. Let’s approach poultry and beef which we know consume an influx amount of plant or grass based foods.  We know that for cow’s and calf’s which is classified as meat consume grass throughout their day.  Now looking a poultry this is also true as they are either feeding them a type of grain, plant based foods but not meat.  Now we look at pork which has a similar diet especially if the pig is farm raised.  

   Understanding this will now allow us to look at each diet and realize that nowhere amongst these animals is meat a number one source of them to develop protein for themselves which we know each animal needs in their own respected right.  Knowing this we then should ask ourselves the question how and where does the protein come from since we are eating these animals for their protein that they create. The answer is literally in front of us and the answer in laymen’s terms is the grass and plant based food once eaten throughout the day at a nice constant level as we as humans do referring to breakfast, lunch, and dinner we will allow the body to gain enough proteins from our greens and vegetables as we can see from the main categories of meat that we consume to gain optimal protein levels for our anatomical makeup. Looking at these animals and seeing that a cow and all our poultries we can see that there is no high meat consumption to create protein so why can’t we take a page from their book and approach our lifestyle the same.  We should now be able to see the hidden truth which is that we can eat plant based foods, vegetables and fruits to keep our body at optimal strength while still maintain a high protein intake.

Now that we have a better understating of the meats we eat and how these aimals get their proteins from the grains, and vegetables we can now see that we can substitute several things for meats with vegetables and grains to help to gain protein.  It’s always easier if you can visually see where the protein is coming from to make sense of it with thy self. Once we can unfold that a cow purely eats grass and we consume the cow for protein it lets us know that we never truly looked at the big picture which is we eat this animal for their protein but we should be looking at how the animal gets protein into their diet and we should adopt those ways. Life is all about understanding the micro and then you can understand the macro but we always must take an in-depth approach when thinking about our health and lifestyle to pinpoint our flaws to properly correct them as the saying goes ‘we must peel back the artichoke.’

Well I commend all of you for taking this deep dive into protein with us today but we want to leave you with a quick reference for good sources of protein including grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds that will help your protein intake and some beans as well. Please review the quick reference below for quick natural ways to consume proteins for a vegan.

**information is from: https://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/high-protein-nuts.php

And http://www.theholykale.com/plant-based-protein-chart/

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