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“SO, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN FROM?”

The most commonly asked question of vegans is “how can you possibly get enough protein if you don’t eat meat or eggs?”

We need protein to build and repair bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.

However, protein from meat also gives you artery-clogging saturated fat.

From the day we are born, through our school years and into adult life, we are misinformed and brought up to think that protein comes from meat – so much that it has turned into a “false reality” for most.

People have been brainwashed into believing that they need meat to obtain protein, for building strength and muscle, however the animal kingdom bears living witness to the contrary – exploding this myth.

A Gorilla’s diet is 97% PLANTS (plus some ants, snails and grubs)

If a gorilla can get enough protein eating plants, so can we!

ELEPHANT

Magnificent, intelligent and strong.

The Indian and African Elephants rely purely on plants, from which they obtain sufficient energy to travel huge distances(average25 km) everyday, play with their young, and despite their average 5.5 tons weight can run up to 45 km per hour!

RHINO

Strong, powerful, aggressive.

All 5 species are herbivorous and eat nothing but plants.

With a weight of 4 tons, they can still run close to 55 km per hour. The strength of their charge is equivalent to a car hitting you at a speed of 130 km per hour.

HIPPO

Enormous, strong and aggressive.

Regarded as the most aggressive and dangerous large animals in the world, at a weight of3.5 tons, the third largest land animal, after elephants and white rhinos, and travels up to 10 km in one night for food–which is mainly grass.

BISON

Tireless, full of muscles, symbol of strength and determination.

The largest animal in North America, survivor of the Ice Age, can gallop long distances as fast as a horse, can jump almost 2 metres high, and leap over2 metres in length.

Feeds on grass!

HORSE

Speed, strength, endurance and power.

A horse’s body is made up of 45 percent muscle -more than the bones!

It can pull up to3 times its own weight.

Dietary information : PLANTS !

GIRAFFE

The tallest living animal, has the power to kick a lion to death.

Can sprint up to60km/hand sustain a speed of 50km/h for several kilometres.

Food source is leaves, fruits and flowers of woody plants.

Nutritional values

Beef Vs Beans

VEGAN PROTEIN SOURCES

Seitan, Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame, Lentils, Chickpeas and Most Varieties of Beans, Nutritional Yeast, Spelt and Teff, Hempseed, Green Peas, Spirulina, Amaranth and Quinoa, Ezekiel Bread and Other Breads Made From Sprouted Grains, Soy Milk, Oats and Oatmeal, Wild Rice, Chia Seeds, Nuts, Nut Butters and Other Seeds,Protein-Rich Fruits and Vegetables.

COMPLETE PROTEIN

There 20 different amino acids, 9 of which the body cannot produce on its own. These are called essential amino acids, and we need to eat them. In order to be considered “complete,” a protein must contain all nine of these essential amino acids in roughly equal amounts.

Most nutritionists believe that plant-based diets contain such a wide variety of amino acid profiles that vegans require very little effort to obtain them.

Some simple examples of complete plant protein

1. Quinoa

2. Buckwheat

3. Soy

4. Seitan

5. Rice + Beans

6. Hummus + Pita

7. Peanut Butter Sandwich

8. Spirulina + grains or nuts