“How do you get your protein?”
Vegans may be tired of hearing that question often. Vegans can’t be fit and bulky because they don’t get enough protein? Wrong. Vegan athletes like our SuperFan’s Dustin and Jaclyn are changing the negative stereotypes, proving that plant-based protein like our VeganSmart and Pea Protein can not only build strong muscles, but can also keep them healthy enough to bulk up, bike, swim, race and more.
In the U.S. we are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of your day’s calories from protein foods. Which is about 56 grams of protein for men and 46 grams of protein for women.
- One cup of milk has 8 grams of protein.
- A small 3-ounce piece of meat has about 21 grams of protein. An 8-ounce piece of meat could have over 50 grams of protein.
- One 8-ounce container of yogurt has about 11 grams of protein.
- One cup of dry beans has about 16 grams of protein.
- Two scoops of VeganSmart or Pea Protein 20 grams of protein in just one serving.
It’s not difficult to get this amount of protein if you eat two to three servings of protein-rich foods or meals, according to the CDC.
Our VeganSmart contains 5 different non-GMO plant-based proteins providing all the essential amino acids in precise proportions, readily usable by the body, for building and repairing tissue and muscle making it a complete protein blend. While our Pea Protein is formulated using only the highest quality pea protein isolate available . It’s phenomenal amino acid profile includes nine essential amino acids, 20 g of protein and is also a complete protein blend.
The term “complete protein” refers to amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. 20 different amino acids can form a protein, and there are 9 the body can’t produce on it’s own which are called essential amino acids, present in all of our plant-based proteins.