Where do vegans get their protein from?



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    Many vegans get their protein from soy.  Tofu, soy milk, and even edamamae (those warm, green, salted pods you get with your sushi) have a great source of protein. 

    My roommate happens to be a vegan, and she is always trying new whole grains.  Her latest favorite is quinoa, it has unusually high protein for a grain, and has a fun texture. A one cup serving of quinoa has 16% of the recommended daily value for protein.

    Some vegans will supplement their diet with whey protein powder if they are concerned about getting enough without meat.

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    There is lots of protein in soy and other beans.  In addition, supplements such as soy protein powders provide additional sources of protein.  Other sources include grains, nuts, and veggies.

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    My little sister is a vegan and loves lentils. Another great source of protein that not many vegans tend to lean towards is Spirulina and Chorella (blue-green algae), which are over 60 percent protein!

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    Vegans get their protein from a wide variety of sources. Vegetables, grains, beans, seeds, and nuts are all foods that contain a good amount of protein. Soy is another great source of protein. Vegans could get along well throughout the day with meals such as oatmeal, toast with peanut butter, a baked potato, yogurt, veggie burgers, and tofu based products. The proper amount of protein is proportional to the amount of calories you consume, so as long as a person is getting sufficient calories and a well-varied diet, there is no reason to not have enough protein without the addition of meat!

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    Besides tofu, vegan sources of protein include tempeh, seitan, and other meat substituts. Quinoa and lentils are both great sources of protein. Nuts and nut butters have protein as well, and so do leafy greens like kale and spinach. 

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