When having conversations about being vegan, the first question I get is "where do you get your protein?". Then the conversation continues as I respond, "where do you get your protein from?", with frustration people respond, "MEAT". I then ask, "how does meat get their protein?". This question usually peaks the interest people as they truly don't know the answer to that question.
Why are Americans obsessed with protein? People are obsessed with protein because the meat and dairy industry have brainwashed the public believe we don't get enough protein so that we buy more of their product. However, this is a fallacy. In fact, it would be very difficult to be protein deficient unless your are not eating enough calories like people with eating disorders. The average recommended amount of protein an adult should take in daily is 42 grams. To track my daily nutrient intake from vegetables, whole grains, and alternative meatless products, I use MyFitnessPal. From the information that I have collected, I average over 70 grams of protein a day.
Where do I get my protein?
Welcome to The Fettle Vegan. I am Rachel and I care about people, animals, food, health, and wholesome living. I believe we can change people's lives through education one plant at a time. I want to inspire and engage people to make healthy choices through plant based whole food lifestyle and exercise.