Protein sources

A question about protein was posted on the Forks Over Knives Facebook group.

I have been a lurker of this group for a few weeks now and I have learned SO much. Thank you. I am slowly drifting to WFPBNO from vegan. A colleague at work asked me a question that I’d like to pose to the group, because it would help me too and hopefully others. What are your protein sources on this lifestyle diet? Blessings to all.

My answer

That’s a good point. Like at a restaurant where they assemble a bowl in front of you and they use protein synonomously with meat. They ask me which protein would you like.and I’m thinking that bowl already has a ton of protein. People think meat is the only protein. In fact plants have protein And it’s good for you. Animal protein is linked to disease.

In case you think I’m exaggerating the negative effects of animal protein, Dr. Michael Greger puts it this way, “The adverse effects associated with long-term, high protein-high meat diets may include disorders of bone and calcium balance, increased cancer risk, disorders of the liver, and worsening of coronary artery disease.” I encourage you to read his full article and watch related videos on his site. has a nice printable protein page on protein sources. You can read the article And down load the original image here.

A better question for meat eaters is where do they get their fiber. While vegans get all the protein they need from plants, meat eaters on America are on average getting half the finer requirements they have.

The following images also show protein compare to meat.

So not only do plants have protein they also leave out the saturated fat and contain fiber!

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