Vegan Protein Source

A lot of people believe that vegans do not get enough protein or it is impossible to gain muscles being a vegan. Most people associate veganism to weight or fat loss. I am here to tell you this is a myth.

Vegans are able to get just as much proteins as meat eaters They simply have to eat a wide range of protein inclusive foods such as the ones listed below. I would like to mention however that even though some foods have higher concentration of protein than others, this does not mean you should eliminate eating other sources of proteins, because not all protein sources have certain amino acids and therefore to complete the chain, we need to eat from a variety of protein sources. A lot of the foods including protein may also have high amounts of fat, therefore a vegan would eat a bit differently than the average eater, because of the density of nutrients that would be in each food group they eat.

Not only that but based on our previous article we spoke about which proteins your body makes on its own and which you must eat to attain. Therefore, being a vegan is as simple as finding protein sources that are more dominant contains the amino chains your body does not produce naturally. The list we have cultivated below is based on the foods that have a higher amount of protein composition, there are other foods that have protein as a minority of its entire nutritional value, however we left those out as those will be consumed as a part of another food group, and just so you are aware, all food consists of protein, however some more than others and that is what we have done here. We have separated the giants from the dwarfs.

If you are not a vegan and wish to find more meat based protein source you can check out other article here If you are a vegan and are reading this article, you can share some of your tips and tricks that you use to help make the lifestyle more fun, creative and enjoyable, feel free to leave your questions and comments below.

Amount in Cup to Grams of protein

ALMONDS

ALMONDS

1 C = 32 grams of protein || 100g = 30 grams of protein

BLACK BEANS

BLACK BEANS

1 C = 39 grams of protein || 100g = 21 grams of protein

CASHEWS

CASHEWS

1 C = 18 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

CANNELLINI BEANS

CANNELLINI BEANS

1 C 15.3 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

KIDNEY BEANS

KIDNEY BEANS

1 C 43 grams of protein || 100g = 24 grams of protein

FLAX SEED

FLAX SEED

1 C = 31 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

CHIA SEED

CHIA SEED

1 Cup = 34 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

LENTILS: (COOKED)

LENTILS: (COOKED)

1 C = 18 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

Meats
CHLORELLA

CHLORELLA

1 C = 130 grams of protein || 100g = 55 grams of protein

MACA ROOT POWDER

MACA ROOT POWDER

1 tbsp = 4 grams of protein || 100g = 55 grams of protein

MISO (BROWN RICE)

MISO (BROWN RICE)

1 tbsp. = 2 grams of protein || 100g = 12 grams of protein

MESQUITE POWDER

MESQUITE POWDER

1 C = 4 grams of protein || 100g = 17 grams of protein

NUT BUTTER (ALMOND)

NUT BUTTER (ALMOND)

1 C = 64 grams of protein || 100g = 21 grams of protein

FORBIDDEN RICE (DRY)

FORBIDDEN RICE (DRY)

1 C = 10 grams of protein || 100g = 9 grams of protein

CHICKPEAS

CHICKPEAS

1 C = 39 grams of protein || 100g = 19 grams of protein

MACADAMIA NUTS

MACADAMIA NUTS

1 C = 11 grams of protein || 100g = 8 grams of protein

COCOA POWDER

COCOA POWDER

1 C = 17 grams of protein || 100g = 20 grams of protein

HEMP SEED

HEMP SEED

3 Tbsp. = 9 grams of protein || 100g = 32 grams of protein

NUT BUTTER (CASHEW)

NUT BUTTER (CASHEW)

1 C = 48 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

PUMPKIN SEEDS

PUMPKIN SEEDS

1 C = 15 grams of protein || 100g = 19 grams of protein

TAHINI

TAHINI

1 C = 48 grams of protein || 100g = 19 grams of protein

OATMEAL

OATMEAL

1 C 14 grams of protein || 100g = 3 grams of protein

QUINOA

QUINOA

1 C = 24 grams of protein || 100g = 15 grams of protein

SESAME SEEDS

SESAME SEEDS

1 = C 26 grams of protein || 100g = 18 grams of protein

PINE NUTS

PINE NUTS

1 C = 20 grams of protein || 100g = 14 grams of protein

NUTRITIONAL YEAST

NUTRITIONAL YEAST

1 C = 117 grams of protein || 100g = 64 grams of protein

TEFF GRAIN

TEFF GRAIN

1 C 26.0 grams of protein || 100g = 15 grams of protein

WALNUTS

WALNUTS

1 C = 32 grams of protein || 100g = 17 grams of protein

SPIRULINA

SPIRULINA

1 Tbsp. = 4 grams of protein || 100g = 57 grams of protein

PECANS

PECANS

1 C = 20 grams of protein || 100g = 10 grams of protein

Tofu

Tofu

1 C = 22 grams of protein || 100g = 10 grams of protein

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

2 tbsp. = 5 grams of protein || 100g = 17 grams of protein

Seitan

Seitan

1 C = 27 grams of protein || 100g = 75 grams of protein

Tempeh

Tempeh

1 C = 31 grams of protein || 100g = 19 grams of protein

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

1 C = 16 grams of protein || 100g = 8 grams of protein

Pistachio

Pistachio

1 C = 25 grams of protein || 100g = 20 grams of protein

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