Your Lifestyle Determines Your Need of Protein

The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of your body weight or 0.36 g per pound.  If your lifestyle is mainly sedentary, then 56 grams per day is enough, calculated from an average weight of 70 kg, 11 st. If you are a very active person your body needs more protein. Of course, the highest protein intake is required for athletes and those who do weight lifting and muscle building.

Proteins are the main building blocks of the body. They’re used to make muscles, tendons, organs and skin. Proteins are used to produce enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters and various small molecules that provide important functions in the body.

Vegan Protein Sources

A Wide Range Of Vegetables, Seeds, Nuts and Grains Rich in Protein

artichokes, asparagus, amaranth, almonds, beans, broccoli, black-eyed peas, chia seeds, chickpeas, edamame, green peas, green beans, hemp seeds, hemp milk, lentils, nutritional yeast, oatmeal, peanut butter, soya, spirulina, spinach, tahini, tofu, pumpkin seeds, quinoa

 

When You Cannot Fulfil Your Daily Protein Need

Plant-based protein powders aren’t only made for bodybuilders to boost their protein intake for growing their muscles faster. Plant-based protein powders can also be the solution for vegans when there isn’t enough time to prepare a protein-rich meal. This can happen while travelling when your schedule becomes crazy and you don’t have time and energy to shop for the right ingredients and cook a proper meal. If you are a junk-food vegan who lives on sugar and carbohydrates, you might also find an easy solution in using protein powders in your drinks and meals.