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Ok, so when I become vegan (I'm making the change gradually) what am I going to do for protein? I had always relied on eggs, since that's really packed with healthy protein and it's something I can eat fast, and most people have that in their fridge (if I was going to a party or something).<br><br>
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Hi, welcome to Veggieboards <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
Check out this article, it has a lot of useful info and a list of suggestions: <a href="http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm</a><br><br>
Hope that helps!
 

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really, this is a non issue if you're eating a balanced vegan diet. as a practical matter, you'd have to have a very unbalanced diet to lack protein.
 

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Wow, just read through it. Thanks, maybe it will be easier than I thought! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Same place cows get theirs: PLANTS! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yeah I'm new to this and find many non vegans (including myself before all this) are preoccupied with protein consumption. Turns out we really eat too much protein in a typical western diet anyways so protein does not really need to be sought out if you are getting a balanced plant based diet. I recommend reading the book "Forks Over Knives"
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971744"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Same place cows get theirs: PLANTS! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Actually, no. Cows can digest celulose, which enables them to take protein out of grass, humans can't digest celulose. Don't believe me? Eat some grass or celery or corn and watch it come out the other end untouched.
 

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Actually, no. Cows can digest celulose, which enables them to take protein out of grass, humans can't digest celulose. Don't believe me? Eat some grass or celery or corn and watch it come out the other end untouched.</div>
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We do get it from the smae place cows get thiers. Yes, not in the SAME EXACT WAY (we are not cows <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ) still from the SAME PLACE. PLANTS. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2972165"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
We do get it from the smae place cows get thiers. Yes, not in the SAME EXACT WAY (we are not cows <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ) still from the SAME PLACE. PLANTS. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"></div>
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Spinach and broccoli are higher in protein per 100 calorie portion than cow flesh anyway, and contain just the kind of indigestible fiber that human beings will sicken and die without. I will never understand why people still think that indigestible plant fibers make plant food inferior.<br><br>
I will also never understand why people persist in believing the "corn" they see in their feces is whole kernel corn. It is merely the skins of the kernels, filled with feces. The skins don't break down, but the contents of the kernels do.<br><br>
Unless of course people are simply swallowing their corn kernels whole. You're supposed to chew your food before you swallow it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Actually, no. Cows can digest celulose, which enables them to take protein out of grass, humans can't digest celulose.</div>
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I would always get the same response when I mentioned that cows got their protein from plants. Now I usually refer to Mountain Gorillas: lots of muscle, primate, eats mostly fruit and veggies with the occasional insect.
 

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Spinach and broccoli are higher in protein per 100 calorie portion than cow flesh anyway</div>
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Sure, but that's about 14 cups of spinach and over three cups of broccoli. Those sorts of comparisons are completely ridiculous since they're not relevant to the way humans actually eat. We already have plenty of science that backs up protein availability in a vegan diet. Unrealistic talking points like this one just make vegans look out of touch and crazy.
 

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Ok, so when I become vegan (I'm making the change gradually) what am I going to do for protein? I had always relied on eggs, since that's really packed with healthy protein and it's something I can eat fast, and most people have that in their fridge (<b>if I was going to a party or something</b>).</div>
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So..you would go to a party, open up the fridge, and crack a raw egg into your mouth? Or maybe I'm missing something about eggs being the perfect party food. There's always the occasional deviled egg platter, I guess..?
 

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Sure, but that's about 14 cups of spinach and over three cups of broccoli. Those sorts of comparisons are completely ridiculous since they're not relevant to the way humans actually eat. We already have plenty of science that backs up protein availability in a vegan diet. Unrealistic talking points like this one just make vegans look out of touch and crazy.</div>
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I often eat 3 cups of broccoli or 2 of cooked spinach (the equivalent you mention) in a day and I am an eating human.
 

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I often eat 3 cups of broccoli or 2 of cooked spinach (the equivalent you mention) in a day and I am an eating human.</div>
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Yes, but I'm sure you also realize that you are an anomaly.
 

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No reason to be rude and no, I don't because in this instance I am not. There are many vegans who make the bulk of their diets green vegetables, beans and legumes.
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Yes, but I'm sure you also realize that you are an anomaly.</div>
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No reason to be rude and no, I don't because in this instance I am not. There are many vegans who make the bulk of their diets green vegetables, beans and legumes.</div>
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I'm not sure how I'm coming off as rude here. Sorry if I'm doing so unintentionally somehow. Also, please note that I am not talking about beans and legumes. I'm referring to the examples I quoted which compared very calorie light foods with very calorie dense corpses. It's comparing something the size of a bowling ball to something the size of a golf ball.
 

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I don't see how eating a large salad of spinach and some broccoli is unreasonable unless you're filling up on more calorie-dense foods, which is anyone's choice. A calorie-by-calorie comparison is the only valid way to compare plant versus animal products, IMO.
 

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By calling me an anomaly, specifically. If you didn't intend it as such, so be it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I spoke about broccoli and spinach in the caloric amounts you specified and yes, I eat that much in a day, along with beans and legumes, which together make up the bulk of my diet, caloric intake and so on which is why I mentioned them together.
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I'm not sure how I'm coming off as rude here. Sorry if I'm doing so unintentionally somehow. Also, please note that I am not talking about beans and legumes. I'm referring to the examples I quoted which compared very calorie light foods with very calorie dense corpses. It's comparing something the size of a bowling ball to something the size of a golf ball.</div>
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I will also never understand why people persist in believing the "corn" they see in their feces is whole kernel corn. It is merely the skins of the kernels, filled with feces.</div>
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Eww! I won't be eating corn for the next few days now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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