Grains, beans/legumes, tofu and other soy products, nuts. Lots of vegetables have some amount of protein. Even avocados and coconuts have protein. Many Americans have more protein in their diet than needed. As long as you are eating a wide range of food, it usually is not a problem.
Adding to what Act 3 said: spinach, bananas, almonds, corn, buckwheat (which I'm told isn't actually wheat), nutritional yeast flakes, potatoes, chick peas, quinoa and oatmeal, just off the top of my head. (Though, admittedly, there is some overlap). The point is that protein can be found in a lot of things, so it's very much a myth that vegans don't get enough. While it is true that not all vegan proteins are complete proteins (like meat), there are more than enough sources of complete proteins in plants (soy and quinoa are two of them).
The idea that we must eat meat to get enough protein in our diet is false. There's protein in everything we eat. The key is to combine foods, to get the full range of amino acids. I like to combine beans and rice, which creates a nice complex protein.
by Sturgeonl 8 years ago
Is following a vegetarian diet healthier than a regular diet that includes meat?
by Dr. Wendy 9 years ago
Do you take nutritional supplements?If so, what kind?
by Christin Sander 6 years ago
What are some non-meat ideas that are high in protein?Aside from protein powders/shakes and egg whites, both of which I tire of quickly what are some other good ideas for getting lean protein while keeping fat levels down? I have a goal of 40/30/30 (carbs/fat/protein) I do really well...
by Mary 5 years ago
Is quinoa a good meat substitute?I eat meat but every now and then I substitute with other forms of protein. Is quinoa a good replacement?
by Julia Lee 9 years ago
Do you know if quinoa is gluten-free? ~ Singsong
by VocalJaz 7 years ago
I would like to know how many people take supplements and what kind? I take pharmaceutical grade supplements that Olympic athletes trust. Usana.
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