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How can I increase protein intake on a vegetarian/vegan diet?

I am have been a vegetarian for over 18 years and actually prefer a vegan diet. I have run marathons in the past but now I have been playing tennis dailyI  My concern  is how can I gain the amount of protein necessary, especially given that play sports competitively. I have suffered from issues with muscle repair that has been put down to not having enough protein intake given my training.

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4 years ago

Official Answer

Great question,
The best sources of vegetable protein powders are Sacha Inchi (a nut from South America), pea, hemp, brown rice and most nuts and seeds. Sacha Inchi is by far the best and you can add it to your blast it is also rich in omega 3 fats which are so important for our health.

Check out this link that shows the comparison of vegetable proteins. http://travellingdietitian.com/2013/11/26/sacha-inchi-protein-powder-high-protein-and-omega-3-rich-plant-based-protein-tdapproved/

I hope this helps

Healthy wishes
Wally Bishop C.N.C.

4 years ago

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I have been using a protien powder from the SAN Corporation called Raw Fusion. Its raw plant based protien made from pea and rice. 1 packet contains 116 calories and 21 gms of protien. Its mixes well and while it doesn't taste very good by it self, it blends in well with a vegie/fruit shake.
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All superfoods are high in protein. sPurilina, chia seed, goji berries, hemp, coconut,aloe etc and I'm seeing more vegans understanding plant power nutrition and gaining muscle without looking sickly.

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