February 28, 2012

Vegan Mythology. ~ Kate Bartolotta & Waylon Lewis

(Infographic: Pinterest)

{The intimidated, imperfect newbie vegans debunk a few myths.}


Kate says:

So the main thing that comes to mind for me is the protein issue. It’s the first thing everyone asks because, you know, in America we’re big on protein. When people ask, I’m tempted to say something rude. But instead, I usually explain that there are many whole food vegan sources from protein. I’m not a huge soy fan. I do love beans and high protein grains like quinoa, teff and amaranth.

I would love to find a good vegan protein powder for in my smoothies. I’ve used Vega, which I like, but is expensive. I’ve used Whole Foods 365 Rice Protein Powder which was less expensive (and unfortunately also less tasty). A commenter on our previous post mentioned hemp protein which I have yet to try.

The amount of protein we need is pretty widely debated from The China Study which indicates we might need much less than the FDA tells us, to those that tout eating Paleo style like some of our ancestors and eating mostly protein and fat. Personally, I skip all that and pay attention to what my body is telling me instead.



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