Reliable source of protein for vegan
Posted by Sua Ren Yong at 03/15/2013
Hi,recently I have found out that legumes(except peanuts),soy,cereals,and some vegetables are moderate in purines which can cause uric acid so it is unlucky for vegans to have them in their diets every time.Those foods that are low in purines and high in protein are nuts, seeds and hempmilk only.Am I going to eat or drink only these foods to get protein everyday?
â€œThe average American consumes about double the protein his or her body needs.â€ Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Mushrooms have 56% protein" - where do you get your protein song
This song explains where vegans get there protein www.youtube.com/watch?v=n20uGGNoVdo
You don't need to worry about protein. The only time you will have a protein deficiency is if your staving so bad you have other heath problems. No one in America is starving. Purines are found in meat. Mostly in the liver and kidney. If you honestly don't want to get the stuff you listed above don't worry about protein. Just eat vegan and you will get protein. To much protein is bad for you and as listed above â€œThe average American consumes about double the protein his or her body needs.â€ Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
It's also easy to slip into a vegan diet that is deficient in protein. You can't live on soda and chips...
Perhaps the best plant source of protein is tempeh...
If you don't want to read the article - the quick list;
1)Quinoa - 8 grams per 1 cup serving
2)Buckwheat - 6 grams per 1 cup serving
3)Hempseed - 10 grams per 2 tablespoon serving
4)Chia - 4 grams per 2 tablespoon serving
5)Soy - 10 grams per 1/2 cup (Tofu) / 15 grams per 1/2 cup (Tempeh or Natto)
6)Microprotein (Quorn) - 13 grams per 1/2 cup serving
7)Rice and Beans - 7 grams per 1/2 cup serving
8)Ezekiel Bread - 8 grams per 2 slice serving
9)Seiten - 21 grams per 1/3 cup serving
10) Hummus and Pita - 7 grams per 1 whole wheat Pita and 2 tablespoons Hummus
11)Spirulina with Grains or Nuts - 4 grams per 1 tabesppon
12)Peanut Butter Sandwich - 15 grams for 2 slices whole wheat with 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter