I have read and seen many articles and speeches on the protein myth. Words are all great yet facts speak volumes so here I am going to share the raw facts about the content levels of protein in various foods. Maybe it will serve as a guide for your eating habits.
We show you that a plant based protein diet is easily achievable and the options are staggering.
I prefer facts and science over rhetoric or corporate driven advertising forming my beliefs about what is actually in our food.
My initial beliefs came from family and suspect they got it from propaganda. Below is a simple table with foods ranked on a comparison basis by weight.
Nutritionists suggest the protein requirement is approximately 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. So at 70kg (which seems to be an average weight for humans) one would need approx 56 grams of protein, which could simply be gained by eating 220 grams of peanuts or a host of selected foods. Simply see below.
Explore there is loads of options.
Protein Rich Foods
All Animals get Protein from Plants
We are often led to believe that animals are the prime source for all protein, Yet the food chain dictates that all animals derive their protein from plants at some point.
Animals eat animals yes, but follow the food chain far enough and you will find it all starts with plants. Yep proteins pure source is green.
Whats a daily intake of approximately 56 grams of protein look like?
Peanuts - 50 grams = 13 grams protein
Black beans - 100 grams = 21 grams protein
Peas - 100 grams = 6 grams
Soy beans - 100 grams = 36 grams protein
Cashews - 100 grams = 18 grams protein
Broccoli - 100 grams = 5 grams
There is plenty of nutrient rich food options and ways to consume all the protein we need without having to consume large amounts of food. More generally fresh fruit and vegatable are loaded with such a diverse range of nutrients, when you start eating more your body will likely start to come alive with energy.