How to get enough Protein on a Plant Based Diet?
We all love protein, which is why it’s in our name. Eating a diet rich in high protein foods can provide us with many benefits. These benefits include helping to keep our bodies functioning on a daily basis, stabilizing our blood sugar levels and providing us with essential amino acids. But can you get enough protein on a plant based diet? With many types of diet such as a plant based, vegetarianism and veganism, non-supporters often grumble that you can’t get enough protein in. It’s not rocket science that on any diet, we need a mix of carbs, protein and fats to keep our bodies in check. The balance of these three depends on what type of diet you are following. On the Keto Diet for example you will need to a higher percentage of fats, moderate amounts of protein and low amounts of carbs. On a plant based diet, there are no set rules as to amount of each that you need. But it is important to ensure that you are getting all three. When it comes to consuming protein, you might be drawn to think of meat sources which of course on a plant based diet, you don’t consume. (If you’re wondering what you do consume, here are my top 20 favourite plant based foods). Although you don’t eat meat on this diet, there are many delicious vegetables and other sources which you can eat to get the protein on a plant based diet.