#VeganVitals: Top Protein Sources For The Vegan Who Doesn’t Want To Lose Weight

Let’s be real, we have all thought about going vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian at least once or twice in our life. One of my best friends went vegan and she looks and feels better than ever. Her skin is glowing, she is always the first one awake in the morning, and it honestly seems like she just floats around like a beautiful feather. I can literally see the change in her spirit, energy, and vibe. Her experience and transformation inspired me to at least give veganism a try.

People change their diets for a multiple of reasons, some want to lose weight, others are combating diseases, and if you’re like me you just want to feel and look your best. I initially stayed away from diets and veganism because I was always turned off by the thought of going vegan because I am under 100 pounds. I feared losing weight because I thought my main source of protein and “gains” could only come from meat. After doing a little research I quick This was far from the truth Due to fear of losing weight, I never wanted to give up meat because I thought it was my main source of “gains” but that is far from the truth.

After doing some research on gaining and maintaining weight as a vegan, I found some great protein alternatives. There is a variety of foods that contain a good amount of protein. Outside of wanting to maintain and gain weight, a healthy amount of protein is necessary for everyone. Protein is important for every cell in your body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is also an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. You can be as vegan as you want to be but if you’re not getting the proper amount of protein you truly aren’t doing your body any justice. If you’re thinking about going vegan we’ve got you covered with the best sources of protein that do not include meat.

Protein Sources

  1. Peas
  2. Sun Dried Tomatoes
  3. Non-Dairy Milks
  4. Tempeh
  5. Dark Leafy Greens
  6. Hemp
  7. Sesame
  8. Flax
  9. Sunflower
  10. Edamame
  11. Nuts/Nut Butters
  12. Setan
  13. Quinoa
  14. Tofu
  15. Beans
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