10 Responses To “Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

10 Responses To “Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

If you’re like most vegans, you’ve heard the question, “Where do you get your protein?” about a zillion times.

There are so many great ways to respond to people who ask, “Where do you get your protein?” that I’ve decided to make a list of some of the responses.

Here are some of the things you can say to anyone questioning your vegan diet with this protein-specific question:

  1. Plants.
  2. The grocery store.
  3. The same place you do. I get my protein from food.
  4. I get my protein from a wide variety of vegan foods, such as, beans, nuts, rice, quinoa, tofu, blue-green algae, and other delicious, high-protein vegan foods.
  5. All whole foods have amino acids which our bodies convert into protein. Carrots, celery, potatoes, apples and other whole foods have amino acids in them. We do not have to restrict ourselves to nuts, seeds, and beans. We certainly do not need animal products to get enough protein.
  6. I don’t worry about it since I eat a wide variety of healthy, vegan foods. Why are you worried about my protein intake?
  7. Where do you get your fiber? Where do you get your anti-oxidants? Where do you get your beta-carotene and vitamin C?
  8. Well, since a proper human diet only requires 10% protein, it’s really not that hard to get enough on a vegan diet.
  9. Animal based protein sources are actually harmful to human health. Plant based protein sources are better. So I choose to get my protein from plants.
  10. You know that foam at the top of a pint of beer? Well that’s protein. Protein is all over the place. So, don’t worry about me and my vegan diet. I get plenty of protein. Cheers!

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Do you have a good response to the common, “Where do you get your protein?”

10 Responses to 10 Responses To “Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

  1. Quote:

    “Where do you get your fiber? Where do you get your anti-oxidants? Where do you get your beta-carotene and vitamin C?”

    Excellent response.

    ~ Recent blog post: No longer a death sentence. at http://www.not-quiteright.net/tvg ~

  2. Or my personal favorite..

    “From food.”

    ~ Recent blog post: No longer a death sentence. at http://www.not-quiteright.net/tvg ~

  3. By the way, though it’s not exactly a pro-vegan article by any means, a recent NY Times article says,

    per calorie, many plants have more protein than meat. (For example, a cheeseburger contains 14.57 grams of protein in 286 calories, or about .05 grams of protein per calorie; a serving of spinach has 2.97 grams of protein in 23 calories, or .12 grams of protein per calorie; lentils have .07 grams per calorie.) By eating a variety, you can get all essential amino acids.

    You also don’t have to eat the national average of a half-pound of meat a day to get enough protein. On average, Americans eat about twice as much as the 56 grams of daily protein recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture (a guideline that some nutritionists think is too high). For anyone eating a well-balanced diet, protein is probably not an issue.

  4. Hi Vegans and Vegetarians

    Let’s unite and educate our fellow humans about the cruelty that is inherent in all non-vegetarian diets.

    Cheers
    Veg Queen

  5. I ask all the people who support the massacre of animals… would you eat your cat or your child….

    Also does the cow or the hen you slaughter feel less pain than you or your cat or do?

  6. Another response:

    “I get my protein from yo momma”

    source: http://www.postpunkkitchen.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1590014#p1590014

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