If you proclaim yourself to be a vegan or vegetarian, you’ve probably been at the receiving end of the big question: “Where do you get your protein from?” This is usually accompanied with looks of astonishment if you are even moderately healthy or fit. But it’s high time to break this myth about the vegetarian or vegan diet lacking adequate amounts of protein.
This concern about protein is misplaced and although protein is an essential nutrient which is required to play an important role in the functioning of our bodies, we do not need huge quantities of it. Protein, most simply, is a combination of amino acids and these amino acids have specific roles in our bodies,ranging from metabolism to muscle development. Nine of these amino acids are absolutely essential to our basic functions and because they can’t be created by our bodies we need external sources of these complex proteins.
And it won’t come as a big surprise but the highest protein content is found to be in plant based sources rather than animal sources like meat. To help you tackle this myth we have on-board mobiefit fitness icon Roshni Sangvi, who is a vegan strength and conditioning female coach in the city of Bangalore and is also an internationally-certified fitness expert. Watch this video to find out how you can get your protein from these Top 5 Sources: