Are You Missing Out On Protein By Skipping The Meat?
One of the primary concerns for anyone transitioning to a plant-based style of eating is what nutrients they will be missing out on… and the #1 nutrient everyone worries about is…protein!
- But where will I get my protein from?
- How will I get enough protein each day?
- Won’t my muscles start to break down without protein?
- Will my hair, skin, and nails suffer without protein?
- But won’t I start to feel lethargic without protein?
Protein… protein… protein… PROTEIN!!!
Did you know:
The average female (aged 19-70) requires only 46g of protein per day!
The average male (aged 19-70) requires only 64g of protein per day!
Source: Australian Government, National Health, and Medical Research Council, Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand
So, to give you a true representation of what this means as a meat eater
> 100g of cooked chicken contains 29g of protein.
You could get a whopping 32.5g of protein from:
2 slices of wholegrain bread (12.5g protein) with 300g Vee Baked Beans (20g protein).
Source: Australian Food Nutrient Database, 2011-13, Food Standards Australia & New Zealand
So, as you can see it’s not that hard to achieve your Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of protein when eating plant-based food after all!
To make things a little easier for you we have prepared this great Protein Cheat Sheet which gives you protein values for some of the most popular plant-based options.Download Your Free Protein Cheat Sheet
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