Protein In Leafy Greens
A lot of people worry that they won’t be able to get enough protein on a plant-based vegan diet.
I was also concerned about this myself before I went Whole Food Plant-Based.
You don’t need to be concerned because it’s actually very easy to get enough complete protein on a vegan or plant based diet.
The real trick is to make sure the sources of protein come from whole foods which also have enough micronutrients to provide all your daily nutritional needs.
We don’t need to be as concerned about protein as we do about getting all of our vitamins and minerals.
So a whole foods diet based on fruits and vegetables is optimal.
Remember we approximately only require 10-15% of our calorie needs to come from protein.
This means the average women needs 46 grams and the average man 56 grams of protein according to the Institute of Medicine.
Adding (3) 1/2 c serving of beans or lentils per day helps to easily meet this requirement.