How do vegans get their protein?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by onlinewarrior**, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. onlinewarrior**

    onlinewarrior** White Belt

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    I remember when I went vegan, and I lost 40 pounds and started looking like a 16 year old (I was about 20 all those years ago). So all you vegans out their how do you get your protein, iron etc?
     
  2. seatea

    seatea Black belt in Shotacon karate.

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    Soya I think.
     
  3. taurus

    taurus Tiger knee belt

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    Beans?

    Not a vegan, just my assumption.
     
  4. ocean size

    ocean size Black Belt

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    Beans, pulses (like lentils), seitan, tempeh, tofu, quinoa, tvp, etc.

    If you supplement there are hemp and brown rice based powders available.

    Almost any vegan shouldn't have a problem getting enough protein as long as they are paying attention to their diet and not eating crap.
     
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    i have not been able to find any material to substantiate this but i truly believe there's more to eating meat than just protein. sure you can get the same amount of protein through greens, nuts, supplement, etc. but there is something in meat that gives you that edge. i'm going vegetarian right now because i'm not as active lately and my calorie intake with meat is too much and i'm starting to gain fat. i'm only surfing. but when i'm very active i need meat. sure, people can run and do marathons as a vegan, even mma. but how many high level football players are vegans? how many mma champs are vegans?
     
  6. Sarumyan

    Sarumyan Green Belt

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    You can get enough protein from vegetarian sources. Protein requirements are grossly overstated IMO. My wrestling coach gets by on 10% of total calories and is strong as a bull. He is vegan btw.
    I personally eat lots of wild caught fish - 1 pounds is already 90 grams of natural protein, throw some nuts and even veggies and you are fine.
     
  7. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    do tell why.

    vegans obviously wouldnt be eating fish either.
     
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    we consume human flesh...only when consensual of course
     
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    People really underestimate vegetables. By calorie most veggies actually contain more protein than meat. Also people don't know that heat kills roughly half the protein in meat, so if your pack of meat says 20 grams of protein, it's actually 10 after cooking.

    Eg. you'll get more protein from 300 calories of broccoli than from 300 calories of meat. The only problem is managing to eat the massive amount of broccoli. Good thing juicers were invented.
     
  10. Sarumyan

    Sarumyan Green Belt

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    I think you went a bit too far, but yeah... You can get protein from vegetables, just need to eat a lot of them.
     
  11. Sarumyan

    Sarumyan Green Belt

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    Increases inflammation , causes allergies, poorly digested.
    It's a powder made in a lab, enough said.

    I am not a vegan so I eat fish and grass fed eggs. To be honest occasional wild meat is fine too in my books.
     
  12. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    lol what the fuck are you talking about

    What's the point of eating grassfed eggs when you're eating corn-fed, farmed fish with artificial coloring?
     
  13. Sarumyan

    Sarumyan Green Belt

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    Take a fucking guess.

    ^ a b c Nutrition Working Group of the International Olympic Committee (2003). "Nutrition for Athletes". IOC Consensus Conference on Nutrition for Sport. Lausanne
    Google for inflammation and allergies.

    I eat wild caught salmon.
     
  14. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    whey and casein protein is found in milk. is milk bad for you? you realize that the inflammation is in people that are allergic to milk?

    you realize that protein powders are easily digested? (easier than the meat you are eating even.) fish oil pills are made in a lab, are those bad for you?

    you spout a lot of bad info around here. youre the same guy who was all whacked out on an IF diet, was just telling people how there is no healthy bread, and also the guy who makes a thread about the new fad diet left and right.
     
  15. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    I'm sure.

    And you said "Protein requirements are grossly exaggerrated"

    You can meet your Protein requirements without powder.
    And PUO already pointed out the hole in your statement about it being bad for you because it's "Made in a lab"

    Tylenol is made in a lab, it's not bad for you.

    Go google a way to make a valid point and stop listening to your vegan coach.
     
  16. Sarumyan

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  17. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    you are officially not worth responding to. thank you for saving me 10-15 minutes in a lengthy post to tell you how everything you wrote is completely fucking retarded.

    good luck with your next fad diet and gaining 80 pounds while working out 3-4 times a week.
     
  18. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    Bro, you should be working out 6 times a week if you want real gains.
     
  19. Sarumyan

    Sarumyan Green Belt

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    ..what a dramatic keyboard warrior we have here ).
    Exactly what I expected. Thanks god, I decided not spend several hours of my time on university's database to argue with you, although I regret spending 15 minutes on links.

    What i eat right now has been working out so far. Getting out of shape is possible with hard training - roy nelson, shaq and etc.
    So yeah.. good luck with your western diet and protein shakes. The climbing rates of various cancers and diseases shows how good it is.
     
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  20. PUO3

    PUO3 You are a can. Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    tell me more. youre clearly educated on these topics and you dont contradict yourself in every post.

    so you drink that evil milk and take stuff that was made in labs?

    wait a fucking minute....protein powders?
    oh, and now its evil again.
     
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