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Vegan Protein Diet – How You Can Make It Work

Posted Jul 09 2009 5:25pm


vegan protein diet

Proteins are said to have immense benefits for the body, and while there are many different healthy dietary options, a vegan protein diet is one of the most extreme and possibly beneficial.

Let’s see, Protein reduces the amount of bad cholesterol and raises the amount of good cholesterol. Protein reduces the risk of hypertension and keeps the cholesterol level low. Also, studies have shown that those people who have ample intake of protein and less of carbs have fewer chances of having strokes. And even for all those weight fanatics, a protein diet has shown its self capable of shedding off unnecessary fat. So what does a high protein diet basically do?

What happens in a high protein diet is that the amounts of carbs are replaced with protein. As we all know, carbohydrates activate the insulin resulting in more weight gain ultimately. So in a high protein diet, all those sugars, and bread and pasta and potatoes are replaced with protein. Major sources of protein are meat and fish. And seemingly many people seem to be excessively happy with these animal protein forms. But what does a vegetarian do under such circumstances? Worry not, because even the vegetarians can pursue a high protein diet. It’s just about knowing all the protein sources and fitting them in to your diet plan.

Vegan Protein Diet

A large amount of public is shifting towards adopting a vegetarian eating lifestyle due to the concerns and health related issues that have taken birth because of the excessive meat intake. It is a fact that vegetarians have a lower tendency to get inflicted with various chronic maladies. The results of Vegetarian times magazine showed that around 14 million Americans have called themselves vegetarian. While there are various types of vegetarians out on the streets, some of them who might eat fish but not red meat, there is still a much stricter category of vegetarians termed as the Vegan. This post will thus focus on what Vegans should include in their diet to enjoy the benefits of a high protein diet. By the way, going vegan is considered to be very helpful for those suffering from asthma.

Here is an example of a vegan diet high in protein

Breakfast: 1 cup Oatmeal    1 cup Soy milk    1 Bagel

Lunch: 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread    1 cup Vegetarian Baked Beans

Dinner: 5 oz firm Tofu    1 cup cooked Broccoli    1 cup cooked Brown Rice    2 Tbsp Almonds 4

A high protein diet for vegetarians is easily achievable. Nearly all the vegetables, nuts, beans and grains have an ample amount of protein in them. Of course, the trick is to combine these foods in such a manner that the human requirement of having all the 9 amino acids that are present in meat are met by the variations and combinations of all vegan products.

Have you tried or are you currently trying a vegan protein diet? Why or why not?

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