Where can vegans get protein? That is one of the most frequently asked questions by new vegans, as they are not sure where to start. First and foremost, the easiest and most obvious answer to the question is 'away from the kitchen table'. There are a multitude of options available for those who wish to eat plant-based diets but who also want some meat and fish in their diet. In this article I will outline some of the options open to you when considering where to get your protein.
Many health food stores have specialist departments where they sell all kinds of supplements and specialty foods. As, well as selling products such as vegan cheese and vegan shoes they also stock a wide range of items that are specifically marketed towards those who are trying to lose weight. These contain vitamins, minerals, herbs, and specific nutrients that are necessary to help you lose weight. If you are committed to following a vegan diet then the two places where I would suggest you find your vegan protein are local health food shops and online.
If you are not a fan of eating a lot of 'conventional' food then vegetarianism is a great way to still eat a wide range of healthy foods. The problem for many vegetarians is where to get the protein from. Most people who eat vegetarian and vegan diets do not eat animal meat and therefore will struggle to get enough protein in their diet. Fortunately, there are a number of sources where you can get protein from including fish, beans, nuts, pulses, grains and vegetables. You should always aim to eat as much of each of these types of food as possible but depending on your personal requirements you may have to experiment to find where your particular protein source is.
As well as finding where vegan get the protein you may also be interested in reading about how other vegans are getting protein. There is no shortage of places where you can go to read about vegan protein sources. Many health food stores have blogs where they post about the products and recipes they have available. You may also want to check out the message boards that are dedicated to health and nutrition. They are a great place to ask questions and find out where other vegans have got help. Many vegans will be happy to help a fellow vegan with a problem they are struggling with.
It is easy to understand why veganism is becoming so popular. People are looking to improve the health of themselves and those around them. By eating a healthy diet you can help yourself to lead a longer and healthier life.