Wednesday, December 4, 2013

35 Ways To Counter The Vegan Protein Interrogation

Protein is plentiful in plant-based foods
If you're thinking of going vegan (or vegetarian) you're probably obsessed with it. If you're vegan you hate it. And if you've conversed with anyone who eats food (of any kind) it seems to be the only thing that matters to them. It's the protein question.

Where Do You Get Your Protein?

The protein topic is the most talked about subject in modern nutrition. Doctors and dietitians warn you about getting enough of it. Friends and family scare you by claiming you'll wither away and die without it [because vegan diets obviously contain none of it! **Sarcasm**]. And the food industry slaps the protein label on the front of almost everything they make so they can sell more of their mostly worthless food products.

So what's all the fuss about? Is protein some sort of miracle nutrient that keeps the human race from going extinct? Will humans just disappear, vanishing into thin air, if supermarkets fail to stock meat and dairy? More importantly, how does one get protein on a plant-based diet? And how much is enough?

These questions and more are answered below in a comprehensive list of articles and resources detailing everything you need to know about protein. They come from the best and the brightest in their respective fields of health, fitness, nutrition, and medicine. So anytime someone asks you, 'Where do you get your protein?' be sure and direct them this way. With any luck, it's bound to put their mind a little more, or maybe even completely, at ease about the subject.

Facts About Protein In A Human [Vegan] Diet

2) The Protein Juggernaut Has Deep Roots - T. Colin Campbell, PhD

3) Protein Requirements - Jeff Novick, MS, RD

4) The Protein Myth - Dustin Rudolph, PharmD

5) Protein 101 - J. Morris Hicks (Author)

6) The Protein Myth: The Building Blocks of Life - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

7) Protein ( videos) - Michael Greger, MD

8) Protein and The Plant-Based Diet - Pamela Popper, PhD, ND

10) The Truth About Protein - Tel Oren, MD

12) The Dangerous Truth About Protein - Janice Stanger, PhD

14) Protein Shakes—No One Needs Them! - J. Morris Hicks (author)

20) Protein Overload - John McDougall, MD

21) 3 Myths About Protein and a Plant-Based Diet - Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT

22) Animal vs. Plant Protein - T. Colin Campbell, PhD

23) Where Do You Get Your Protein? - Alan Goldhamer, DC

24) Don't I still Need Fish For Protein? - David John Carmos, PhD

25) The Myth of Complimentary Protein - Jeff Novick, MS, RD

26) Slaying the Protein Myth - Rich Roll (Ultra-Endurance Athlete)

27) Animal Protein as a Carcinogen - T. Colin Campbell, PhD

28) Protein—A Primer For Vegetarians - Matthew Ruscigno, MPH, RD

29) Protein in a Plant-Based Diet: A Vegan Bodybuilder's Perspective - Derek Tresize (Competitive BodyBuilder)

30) The Protein Puzzle: Picking Up The Pieces - T. Colin Campbell, PhD

34) Athletes and The Protein Myth - Ellen Jaffe Jones, CPT (author)

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1 comment:

  1. Love #18 article, showing the chart comparison. I've been drinking kale smoothies, but didn't realize how much protein is in it. I'd like to see a chart with fish/seafood, since I tend to feel better when I eat seafood. If I keep reading your stuff...I just may be persuaded to go vegan ;)


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