Where Vegans Get Protein?

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Probably the most common question Vegans face is  it’s “Where Do You Get Your Protein From?”

 Veteran vegans know the extended availability of protein – from lentils and chickpeas to edamame and broccoli, there are a variety of rich whole food sources.

When combined with Seitan, Tofu, and Tempeh this presents a huge range of options for anyone who has a certain kind of experience in the kitchen. But what happens when you don’t?

Well, the good news is that in recent years, the availability of ready-made products has skyrocketed. Fuelled by many factors, mostly health awareness, and climate change,  an increasing number of manufacturers have responded to the demand and introducing products into their product range.

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These days in every supermarket you can have access to a wide range of options, including white labeled-brand products.

The body needs protein to grow, to help the body to recover from injuries or to increase muscle mass, protein is an essential part of any diet, but, when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, it provides additional benefits in the form of reduced appetite, boosting your metabolism and decreasing cravings.

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Having too little protein in your body can produce anemia and a weakened immune system, not to mention the obvious reduction in muscle mass and the problems that come with it.

One of the main risks of living on a “ready-made” diet, aside from the risk of not getting enough essential natural nutrients, is discovering that your convenient diet is high in calories. From vegan sausage rolls to burgers and nuggets the options are almost endless.

It is known that one gram of protein is equal to four calories. In comparison, carbohydrates are also four calories, whereas fat is nine calories; but, when it comes to consuming products that combine a wide range of ingredients, as in industrial manufactured ready-made products, high-protein does not necessarily mean it is low in calories.

Luckely we could identify the products that can offer the most protein for the lowest number of calories.

The Top 10 Low-Calorie Protein Sources

In the list, the top 10 products with the lowest number of calories per gram of protein were:

Biona Organic Seitan Pieces

Vivera Veggie Mince

Love Seitan – Simply (Plain) Seitan Log

Loma Tuna in Spring Water

Good Catch Tuna Naked In Water

The Unbelievable Alt. Chickenless Strips

Biona Organic – Seitan Pieces Marinated in Ginger & Soya Sauce

Supplement Store Protein Powder

This Isn’t Bacon Rashers

Asda No Chick Meat Free Strips

While we always recommend trying to maintain a healthy diet full of whole foods, not everyone has skills in the kitchen. Just look at the ingredients on every package and read the nutrition information,

Remember the fresher is the food the healthier it is. 

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