Proteins for vegan

  • MarkMinelli

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    Jul 12, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Hello...
    being fit and full of muscles is all about proteins. I am a food lover, very much into pizza and pasta and I do my best to avoid to eat animals.
    Having said that (it means there is no way I am going to eat egg's white for breakfast, proteins milk shakes or tofou for lunch) is there a way to keep high the protein level without compromising life style?
    Thanks!
  • COyogabum

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    Jul 12, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Check out rice, hemp, & pea proteins. Legumes have a lot in the whole food form. I also really dig this company and their protein powder. It has a blend of protein sources, branch chain amino acids (protein building blocks) as well as macronutrients. Check it out

    http://myvega.com/
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    Jul 12, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    I started out as a vegan 4 years ago, and quickly switched my lifestyle to vegetarian, and now I am a pescatarian. I have found that beans, spinach, and tofu work best in a vegan diet. Also, whey protein is delicious when sprinkled on top of a nice salad!

    here is a list of proteins:

    http://www.bodyforlife2.com/incompletprotein.htm
  • calibro

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    Jul 12, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    tofu, soy in general, quinoa, hemp, rice, beans, lentils, tvp, legumes in general, whole wheat products, seitan, tempeh
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    Jul 12, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    calibro saidtofu, soy in general, quinoa, hemp, rice, beans, lentils, tvp, legumes in general, whole wheat products, seitan, tempeh


    I might avoid hemp in the event of an upcoming drug test.......icon_cool.gif
  • MarkMinelli

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    Jul 12, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    calibro saidtofu, soy in general, quinoa, hemp, rice, beans, lentils, tvp, legumes in general, whole wheat products, seitan, tempeh

    oh yes many ingredients... but where to find them and how to have them ina day by day diet! i cannot have a tin of beans as morning snack!
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    MarkMinelli said
    calibro saidtofu, soy in general, quinoa, hemp, rice, beans, lentils, tvp, legumes in general, whole wheat products, seitan, tempeh

    oh yes many ingredients... but where to find them and how to have them ina day by day diet! i cannot have a tin of beans as morning snack!
    No, but you can have a can of mixed nuts. Just make sure to buy the nuts in individual packages and make your own mix. It's by far my favorite snack...even over Cheez-Its.
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    Jul 13, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    Very difficult. Protein from meat provides you with the full sequence of essential amino acids.

    Eat meat, as God intended.
  • MarkMinelli

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    Jul 13, 2011 8:21 AM GMT
    yeah and sacrifice animals to feed me. no thanks. God was wrong
  • calibro

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    Jul 13, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidVery difficult. Protein from meat provides you with the full sequence of essential amino acids.

    Eat meat, as God intended.


    actually, that's not true. for one, products like soy and quinoa are complete. second, no food has to have all amino acids in them to beneficial as long as you consume them all collective within a window period. historically, people ate little meat because people could not afford to raises animals for slaughter constantly without modern refrigeration. many diets, such as the meso-american, consisted on beans and rice, which complement each other to prove all the essential amino acids. early man as vegetarian/insectivore as well. and though our bodies have evolved to eat meat, the rate at which we consume it is far from how evolution has thought of it, hence why there's such a high incidence of disease of the result of eating too much of it.

    and frankly, there's far more to diet than the amino acids.
  • calibro

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    Jul 13, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    MarkMinelli said
    calibro saidtofu, soy in general, quinoa, hemp, rice, beans, lentils, tvp, legumes in general, whole wheat products, seitan, tempeh

    oh yes many ingredients... but where to find them and how to have them ina day by day diet! i cannot have a tin of beans as morning snack!


    most grocery stores carry all those things. it's your choice how to eat them. i'm a vegetarian and have been one for over a decade now. i just eat what i want to when i want to. as for a snack, i don't see why fruit, nuts, and vegetables are esoteric meal ideas.
  • MarkMinelli

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    Jul 16, 2011 9:13 AM GMT
    Thanks Calibro,
    yes and if we go back and take example from history, shall we eat our similar again? Civilization! One day we will stop eating animals too.