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Where do you get your protein? or Addressing the 400 lb gorilla

This is the most common question asked of those individuals whose diet is whole-food plant-based.

Consider leafy plants. Some examples of (dry weight) caloric composition follows (from NutritionData.com):

  • kale: 16% protein; 12% fat; 72% carbohydrates
  • beet greens: 25 % protein; 5 % fat; 70% carbohydrates
  • spinach: 30% protein; 14% fat; 56% carbohydrates

compare this with:

  • bacon: 11% protein; 89% fat; 0 % carbohydrate
  • beef: 27% protein; 73% fat; 0 % carbohydrate
  • Big Mac: 18% protein; 52% fat; 30% carbohydrate

Example herbivore getting his protein:

 

EAT LIKE A PRIMATE!