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Busting the Vegan Protein Myth Once and for All

Where do vegans get their protein? Glad you asked. We’ve got answers.

Where do vegans get their protein? While we’d love to leave this cliche question in 2021, the misconception that plant-based eaters struggle to meet their protein needs is still going strong. To combat this overused question, we are busting the vegan protein myth once and for all and shining the spotlight on SFH Plant Protein, one of our favorite vegan-friendly protein powders.

Protein Is Found in Most Foods

Protein is a dietary compound made up of amino acids required to grow and repair human tissues. This essential macronutrient is found in most foods. While some foods contain more protein than others, the majority are made of a combination of all three macros: carbohydrates, fat, and protein. High-protein, plant-based examples include legumes (like peas, beans, and lentils), nuts, seeds, soy foods (such as tofu, tempeh, and soy milk), seitan, high-protein grains (like quinoa), vegan meat alternatives, and plant-based protein powders (such as SFH Plant Protein).

Protein Provides a Wide Range of Health Benefits

Eating enough protein provides a wide range of health benefits. One advantage of adding plant-based protein to your diet includes an increased sense of satiety at mealtime—not only can protein add satisfaction to your meals, but it takes longer to digest compared to simple carbohydrates, yielding a fuller sensation. Dietary protein may also help improve blood sugar stability, aid in weight management (including both weight loss and maintenance), and build and repair muscles after exercise and injury. Many plant-based protein sources also contain dietary fiber—which packs a separate slew of benefits like improved digestion, gut health, and blood sugar—along with cardioprotective qualities.

Getting Enough Protein on a Vegan Diet Is Easier Than You Think

In general, while following a vegan diet, getting enough protein is not difficult. Even meals without an overt vegan protein source still likely contain plenty. While daily protein needs are highly individualized, the National Institutes of Health recommends around 50g protein per day for generally healthy adults. An easy way to achieve adequate protein is to aim for balanced meals and snacks packed with all three macros from a variety of plant-based foods. Protein-rich meal ideas include tofu scramble with avocado toast or oatmeal with nut butter for breakfast, black bean burgers, tempeh Reuben sandwiches, and salads with baked tofu strips for lunch, and edamame stir-fry or a falafel wrap for dinner. Lastly, for a protein-packed plant-based snack or post-workout drink, try a homemade protein shake made with SFH Plant Protein which contains 20g of protein in just one scoop.

SFH Plant Protein Is a Convenient Way to Add More Protein

SFH Plant Protein is made with unique and functional ingredients like pea protein, fiber from organic insulin powder, mushroom blend, and MCTs or medium-chain triglycerides. The protein powder is made without gluten, soy, artificial flavors, or genetically modified ingredients—and of course, it’s totally vegan. Each serving of SFH Plant Protein contains 20g protein along with 150 calories and 6g fiber. Unlike other vegan protein powders, SFH Plant Protein has a grit-free formulation, creating a smooth mouthfeel and creamy texture. It comes in a delicious vanilla flavor and can be combined with water for a quick refuel or added to your favorite smoothie. SFH Plant Protein is a convenient way to add more protein to your balanced diet.

Ready to treat yourself to SFH Plant Protein while reaping the protein-packed benefits? Find this vegan protein powder online at SFH.com. Use promo code VEGOUT for 10% off your order!

Anja Grommons

@vegcentricdietitian

During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

Must-have products: Ezekiel Bread, Racconto Giardiniera, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Complex Serum, Elina Organics Botanical Cleanser

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