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Where do vegans get their protein?

January 7, 2013

Where do vegans get protein?

Answer:  Vegans get protein from the produce of plants.  And so do you. 🙂

Nutrition books

Textbooks used by students studying to become dietitians. These are not written by vegans, for vegans or about the vegan diet. These are college textbooks.

According to the Sports and Exercise Nutrition and Nutrition textbook used by nutrition students studying to become dietitians “Animals obtain vitamins from the plants, seeds, grains, and fruits they eat or from the meat of other animals that previously consumed these foods” and “Plants synthesize amino acids (protein).  In contrast animals do not possess broad capability for protein synthesis; they ingest most of their protein” from plants or from animals that consumed plants.

The original source of protein and nutrients is plants, soil, and sun and not animals.

Consider the following:  most of the animals humans consume are plant eaters.  Many of these plant eaters are several times larger both in skeletal frame and musculature than humans and yet these were built through plant consumption alone and not the consumption of other animals.  Even an elephant weighing between 7000 and 13,000 pounds is a plant eater; the consumption of plants builds massive bones and muscles.


Over 1000 pounds grown from the consumption of plants. A mother, a daughter, a sister with the same capacity for love and loss, pain and suffering as you or me.

Someone eating a standard diet obtains their nutrition from plants because they eat plants and they also eat animals that ate plants. Plants are the original source of all of their nutrition.

Even a stalk of celery contains protein. A great website with a complete analysis of foods is, just click here for that website.   We have been led to believe that celery is just water and fiber and not much else.  Celery actually contains protein, vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, B vitamins, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, potassium and Omega-6 fatty acids to name a few.  Consider now that if all of these things exist in celery, a vegetable that is generally thought of as being no more than just water and fiber, imagine the nutrition found in other produce from plants that are promoted as more nutrient dense. .

If both the person eating a diet obtained from the produce of plants and the person eating a standard diet get their protein as well as all of their other nutritional needs met from the produce of plants originally, then what is the difference?

The difference is one way demands slaughter, use, and most of the time abuse of innocent animals when there is no nutritional need to do so, and the other does not.

“Plant protein is inferior.  Plants do not contain as much protein as animals.  You could never eat enough plant foods to supply all of your protein needs.” Click here to learn more about protein.



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