As our Myth Busting series continues, Coach Madison breaks down how we CAN get enough protein in our plant based diets!
The key with plant based diets when compared to animal based diets is to remember that animal proteins contain more protein per serving than plant based proteins.
When following a plant based diet it’s very important to have well rounded meals not only to hit your protein goals, but to ensure you are obtaining enough essential amino acids.
Essential Amino Acids are vital for body functions including protein synthesis, tissue repair, especially for our muscles, and nutrient absorption. Examples of plant based proteins would be tofu, lentils, chickpeas, peanuts, and almonds.