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Genuine Health Vegan Protein
Is there a great health benefit to becoming a vegan/vegetarian? My proteins are mostly fish & turkey lunchmeat during weekdays. Don't care for beef.
Beans, nuts, seeds: All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein rich in essential fats. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. While nuts and seeds do have some fats, these are relatively healthy fats. See http://www.Vrg.Org/nutrition/protein.Htm for more info. ...Read more
What is "g protein", what are vegan sources (food or..?) to get it, & how many daily units for women? (re: post, "if you're trying to gain weight")
Protein: G of protein refers to grams of protein. A person needs about 60-70 grams per day to gain weight, depending upon gender and age and body size. Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cheap soy: If you have become a vegan out of revulsion for factory farming of animals (which bothers me as well), then i admire you. But you must realize that if you do not know exactly what you are doing, you are certain to ruin your health. I assume you want to build muscle, and supplementing with cheap soy protein is your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more
Got Tofu?: The soy based protein sources are good, but other beans, are great too. Chick peas in felafel and hummus are a great staple. Lentils and rice form the basis of the traditional nepali diet. Nuts like almonds have some protein, as do the grains. Quinoa is a super-food. Many alternatives exist to enslaving and killing other species for food, poisoning the environment and ruining our own health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it okay if i go vegan and consume protein powder for post workouts? Will it alter my growing in some way?
Look at label: Most of vegans need protein supplements along with vitamins & minerals especially calcium , iron etc. If you are a vegan protein power will have animal products casein (milk ) and egg as base besides soya ( plant ) protein. Look at the label and decide if it is good for you. ...Read more
What to do if i'm vegan and get enough protein everyday and run for 35 minutes and lift weights everyday and have for 2 years and i still look fat wtf?
Count calories: Vegans have the moral high ground but the other health benefits have proved remarkably difficult to demonstrate in serious scientific studies. I trust you supplement as you need to. You're going to have to get down to the real hard work of counting calories and looking objectively at your body composition. Ask your physician or a dietician for guidance here. It's hard work but worth it. ...Read more
You can't: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Soy is terrible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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