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Duchess Bloodymary says ...
BTW, you CAN get Omega-3, saturated fat (the healthy kind), creatine from plants.
01/22/2011 6:47:59 PM CST
Columbus Vegan says ...
Dr. Stoll/ Whole Foods, this post seems to represent a very forward-thinking company. I only wish this approach was represented at my local Whole Foods store. In your Columbus store, one of the largest in the country, they seem very vegan-unfriendly, compared with your other stores nationwide. Lord Matt, do you really expect one post to hand you all of the answers? If you are as smart as you indicate, I imagine you are capable of doing your own research to verify the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet. There is plenty of scientific evidence available elsewhere. I find it interesting that people so easily accept the dominant paradigm of meat and potatoes, yet are so quick to resist the common sense (and proven benefits) of nutrient-dense foods. Jazz Lynde, the complete protein requirement is old science, long since disputed by modern nutritionists.
01/22/2011 11:19:28 PM CST
Lynn T. says ...
I have been learning alot of holistic ways to a healthier me. I am a type 2 diebetic. I do not want to live on pills for the rest of my life. If anyone should wonder if this is true, just look at Mr and Mrs Jack Lelanne (sp?)
01/23/2011 1:51:22 PM CST
Carol says ...
Thank you so much for this article! I get so frustrated every time I tell someone I'm a vegetarian, and they ask with great concern "oh.. but how do you get enough protein???"
01/24/2011 9:22:12 AM CST
Veganessa says ...
I am a 13 year vegan and make zero attempt to eat lots of protein. I focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods. A week ago I had every single thing I ate for 3 days recorded & analyzed. My protein intake accounted for 14% of my calories and my average daily intake was 63 grams. That is 152% of what is recommended for me! The dietitian was blown away...as was I. So I'm not really sure where the vegan protein myth ever came from. Clearly, just by eating unprocessed foods (grains, plants, seeds, nuts, beans) its easy as vegan pie!
01/24/2011 11:49:18 AM CST
calla says ...
i recently bought L-lysine vegetarian. I thought amino acids came from meat?
01/24/2011 2:56:26 PM CST
Georgios says ...
Plants do have proteins in them but the problem is when you are trying to build muscles mass or if you are an athlete, you also need other foods such as poultry, meat fish and supplements. Simply put, plants are important part a diet, but they cannot be seen as a primary source for protein.
09/07/2011 9:43:48 AM CDT
Alison Chenin says ...
Excellent info! Thanks for sharing. Who knew plants contained that much protein ?
11/27/2011 6:29:35 PM CST
veganrunninggal says ...
@Jazz Lynn Oh my, Adelle Davis was discredited decades ago and her influence, thankfully, has largely faded away. http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEducation/davis.html
04/12/2012 1:23:39 PM CDT
Mary Davis says ...
I am trying to find out what vegetables do not have protein or very little as I have gout and do not need protein in my diet.
08/12/2012 4:15:00 PM CDT
nikki.newman says ...
@MARYDAVIS - You'll want to check with your doctor before making any diet choices that involve your health. Hopefully they can help point out the vegetables that are the best to avoid!
08/13/2012 4:40:09 PM CDT
tiroui says ...
thanks
08/18/2012 1:01:45 AM CDT
Rob Clark says ...
More protein than steak per calorie!!
11/20/2012 9:18:41 AM CST
Rob Clark says ...
Has more protein than steak per calorie!!
11/20/2012 9:20:30 AM CST
Steven Jarris says ...
Surprisingly enough, I am trying to figure out the whole <a href="http://www.neobiolab.com/Protein_Services/">custom recombinant protein service</a> because I would like to purchase protein to build muscles, but I am not sure what type or how to go about it. Thanks for sharing this information.
12/21/2012 1:24:07 PM CST
Pollie says ...
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01/06/2013 8:16:32 PM CST
Yay cub says ...
At no point did the author say you shouldn't eat meat or that he was against meat. He was simply putting to rest the misconception that you can't get enough protein from a meat free diet. It was just some general knowledge and information. Not an "anti-meat rant"
01/08/2013 9:59:18 PM CST
Laura M. says ...
Very helpful article, thank you, I have been searching for ways to increase my protein for donating plasma and pass the screening. I knew broccoli had protein, but did not know about the spinach, I used that for my iron intake! I am excited that I do not have to spend so much on meats to now in order to get my protein intake. Fantastic site, thank you. Laura
01/31/2013 12:52:16 AM CST
Sylvie Baker says ...
I really liked this article. Thank you for posting it. Can you please tell me, if I eat one cup of brocoli, roughly, how many grams of protein am I getting ? Same for spinach and swiss chard, please. Thank you !
03/28/2013 12:06:41 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SYLVIE - I would suggest reaching out to a nutritionist since this is an older post, I was unable to find this info for you.
04/02/2013 10:14:33 AM CDT
Adele Hite says ...
First of all, broccoli does not have more protein per calorie than steak. This is a poorly-researched myth. If you check the USDA nutrition database you will find that broccoli has 8.29 grams of protein per 100 calories, while steak has 11.2 grams of protein per 100 calories. But that's just part of the picture. Four ounces of steak is 275 calories and provides nearly all of an adult's daily requirement of essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein). The same 277 calories of broccoli do not meet *any* of the essential amino acid requirements. In fact, it would take *at least* 18 cups of broccoli to fulfill this same requirement. Many approaches to diet can be healthy, but it doesn't serve the public to offer incomplete or inaccurate information on this topic.
04/08/2013 7:22:54 PM CDT
Aretha Frizzell says ...
My doctor told me to signup for the plant based diet but I could not find it. Thus I started reading anything that related to changing to a more plant based diet. My diabetes seem to be in need of special attention because my doctor says I am eating a good diet but I am having the swings--very high readings or low readings. I bought a machine to make morning smoothies but did not stay with it. I also had a very high cholesterol reading just this month so I must make a change to keep from taking a lot of medicine. So, I truly appreciate this article for it has motivated me to get my protein from plants and get back to a more healthy breakfast.
04/25/2013 10:32:08 PM CDT
Brenda says ...
Is Vitamin B12 the only nutrient that a vegan diet would leave out? If so, how would you suggest getting this valuable vitamin? If you are a vegan would you recommend using supplements?
05/16/2013 7:14:39 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BRENDA - If you plan to add any supplements or vitamins to your diet, I would suggest reaching out to your health care professional for their advice. If they suggest that this is an option, our team members in the Whole Body department will be happy to help you find the right option.
05/20/2013 2:23:07 PM CDT
Heather Berdan says ...
Good Article
06/25/2013 2:02:58 PM CDT

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