The short answer is ‘Yes’. There are thousands of healthy vegans around the world who function very well from a vegan diet.
But before you go buying Kale sandwiches remember that while it is possible to get all your essential amino acids (that make up complete protein) from grasses, grains, nuts, seeds & cereals, you must eat a large variety of them in specific combinations each and everyday to get the mix just right.
Each person requires different types and levels of protein, some of the factors that affect protein needs include:
- Genetics – Depending on your background will affect both the type and amount of protein that you respond best to, some bodies respond very well to a steak for breakfast, for others a little yoghurt will be plenty.
- Muscle Mass – The more muscle you have the more protein is required to maintain it, this is one reason big men love their meat.
- Exercise type & intensity – The more heavy resistance training you do the greater protein levels are required for growth & repair.
Learning to read your own body signs is one of BBB’s prime objectives and a key to permanent health and weight loss. When you learn all your body signs you know what type and how much protein to eat at every meal, no new diets needed…ever!
Bottom line: Whether you believe in eating animals or not the fact remains that it is far easier and more efficient to attain all your amino acids from meat, hence our meat-eating society.
Tune in tomorrow to find out how meat got its BAD name…