Posted by savetheanimals at 03/15/13 04:10:10â€œExcessive consumption of animal protein badly weakens our bodiesâ€ Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD
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
Posted by ahimsa32fa at 03/25/13 08:37:38I agree with "savetheanimals", but I'd add that while you can get enough protein on a vegan diet, there are a small percentage of people who can't because of illness or circumstances like living in the far north, or in a war zone.
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...
Posted by DougMcCallum at 03/25/13 12:58:46ahimsa32fa is correct that it easy to have a deficient diet which is why it is important to learn about your food sources. Savetheanimals has mentioned a number of ways to get protein. If you really have to avoid legumes avoid the processed vegan foods and go for real ingredients until you know what you can/cannot have. Tofu and tempeh are soybean products so may not be for you. Reading labels is very important for processed foods.
Posted by StephenS at 07/13/14 13:55:48Nice article on "Complete Vegetarian Proteins" here;
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
Posted by StephenS at 07/13/14 14:04:11*Bump*