Whether you’re still on the fence about making the switch to a plant-based diet or are just now more ‘plant curious’ after bumping into some recent films and documentaries like The Game Changers on Netflix during isolation, (features impressive elite plant-based athletes) there is no doubt about the powerful impacts this has on our health and our environment.
However, to many who are still in doubt and are quite skeptical, “Can I get enough protein on a plant-based diet?” is still the most asked question today.
Short answer: Absolutely!
First of all, protein plays an essential role to our bodies. It helps build and repair muscle to give us strength and mobility and increase fat burning. Although some of the best protein sources are from animal by-products and dairy protein like whey protein powders, it is good to note that plant-based protein works wonderfully as an alternative for plant-based diets especially for plant-based athletes.
Plant-based diets are typically vegetarian (which includes dairy products and eggs with most plant foods) and vegan (which completely eliminates all animal products)