How Can Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
February 18, 2016•9 min
How can vegetarians get enough protein?In an effort to be healthy and animal friendly, many Americans are adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.The main problem with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is not getting enough protein. The daily need is 0.8 to 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Protein can be found in non-animal sources, including grains and legumes.Vitamin B12 comes from animals, so an animal-derived vitamin B12 supplement is necessary for vegans to be healthy.Listen in as chef and dietitian, Abbie Gellman, advises how to get your protein as a vegetarian or vegan.