people may worry about how easily a vegetarian diet can provide all of the
protein we need. The fact is, you don’t need a nutrition degree to have
a well-balanced diet with vegetarian foods.
Combining of vegetarian foods isn’t necessary to get more than enough
protein. Eating an adequate number of calories per day made up of any
normal variety of plant foods gives us all the protein our bodies need.
Although there may be potentially less protein in a vegetarian’s diet
than a meat-eater’s, this is actually an advantage. Excess protein has
been linked to kidney stones, increased calcium excretion (which could
lead to osteoporosis), some cancers, and possibly heart disease.
diet centered on beans, whole grains, and vegetables contains adequate
amounts of protein without the “overdose” most meat-eaters get.
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a world-class athlete get enough protein from a vegetarian diet
to compete? [M]y best year of track competition was the first
year I ate a vegan diet.”
Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold medallist and vegan