“Where do you get your protein?”
Chances are if you haven’t been asked this question yet, then it is only a matter of time. Protein is actually found in an abundance of plant foods. The cool thing is that when we get our protein from plant foods, we not only get protein, but an abundance of fiber and other disease fighting nutrients as well (something not found in animal products). Some of the biggest animals on Earth survive on plants alone. Examples are giraffes, gorillas, elephants, and rhinos.
“How much protein do I need?”
This is another very common question that comes up. We actually don’t need as much protein as you think. Only about 10% of the total calories that we eat in a day need to come from protein. There may be some special circumstances for slightly increased protein, but generally speaking 10%. That’s it.
As an example, if you are eating 1500 calories per day, then only 150 calories would need to come from protein. This comes out to be about 38 grams of protein per day. Have 2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter for breakfast, a veggie burger for lunch, and quinoa and peas for dinner and you are already up to 44 grams of protein! And chances are you will eat more in a day than just what I listed.
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