Vegans and vegetarians are often bombarded with questions about how they get enough protein. Many parents, peers, teachers, and coworkers will insist that without meat, vegans are certainly protein deficient.
This argument may be used to convince vegans about the health dangers of their diet, and even nutrition stores will try to convince vegans that they need protein supplements. However, it is a proven fact that vegans naturally get enough protein if they eat a varied diet.
Many foods contain protein that people would not typically expect because they don’t really know where all the protein comes from. Furthermore, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise that each person only needs approximately 0.4 grams of protein per pound of their weight each day.[Continue Reading]