Where do you get your PROTEIN?

Where do you get your PROTEIN if you’re on a VEGAN plant based diet?

As a Certified Fitness Trainer and Health Coach I get the this question almost daily. After years of research and personal experimentation, I’ve found one key item that I find to be beneficial in order to thrive and build muscle on a VEGAN plant based diet.

This key item is Chlorella. Most of the chlorella that is available in the U.S. is grown in Japan or Taiwan. I want to note that chlorella products can vary significantly depending on the way “the crop” used to make them was cultivated, harvested, and processed. I recommend doing a little research on the different brands of Chlorella to find a brand that you feel comfortable using.

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Studies show that Chlorella provides a full chain of Amino Acids and is almost 50% protein making this a great natural item to help build lean muscle. Chlorella is also a powerful detoxifier because its abundantly rich in chlorophyll, which has been said to:

Helps to purify blood and clean away toxins

Alkalizes the body and balances the body PH

Helps normalize blood pressure and blood sugar

Boosts immune system

Aids with digestion and constipation

Its molecular structure allows it to bond to metals, chemicals and some pesticides and help your body eliminate them making it great for detoxing your body

As with any supplement, I recommend checking with your doctor or health practitioner to make sure it chlorella is okay for you to use.

Thank you for taking time to read my blog. I hope you found the information here to be helpful.

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10 thoughts on “Where do you get your PROTEIN?

    1. Thanks for taking time to read the article. My diet used to consist of mainly steak, chicken and sushi, and it was challenging to let it go. I always thought I needed it to maintain lean quality muscle and I’ve found that it’s too hard for me to digest, personally. Now I get my protein in its purest form (amino acids) from chlorella, leafy greens and superfoods and I am in better shape at 34 than ever before and my health and vitality improved immensely!

      1. The sun chlorella is good and it’s nice to take in a capsule form. I use amazing grass organic wheatgrass and juice fresh wheat grass. As long as its from a good source, you can’t go wrong. 🙂

  1. evhid

    I know that certain nutrients in plants like iron and zinc, is not absorbed properly by the body and the amount in order to be consumed to get the proper daily recommended amount is a very large portion. For example, you have to eat quite an extraordinary amount of spinach to get the amount of iron that’s in lean beef. Does this apply to protein in plants as well? I’ve always wondered this but never did the research on it, wondering if you know the answer to it.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I want to make sure I fully understand your question. Are you asking how much plant protein it will take to equal what you consume in a lean meat product?

      1. evhid

        Sort of. I’m asking if our bodies digest and absorbs the protein from a plant as well as we do the protein from a lean meat.

      2. Great question. That is an area that I personally spent some time exploring. I have found that the meat protein is difficult to digest because we don’t have enough digestive enzymes (hydro chloric acid & pepsin) to break down the meat properly in a timely manor. Because of this, the body expends a lot of its valuable energy trying to digest, absorb, and utilize those amino acids.This can cause the meat to putrefy in the stomach and by the time it is actually digested, we lose out on a lot of those valuable amino’s we are looking for. The beautiful benefits of plant protein is that it is already broken down to its simplest form, which is amino acids, thus allowing the body to easily utilize and assimilate these quickly.

      3. evhid

        That is very interesting, thank you for clarifying. That would definitely help me more since I prefer the taste of plant products over meat. Though I’m not vegetrian, there is a lack of protein and amino acid in my diet due to this problem.

      4. Your welcome! Getting your protein (amino acids) in their simplest form, in my opinion, is the way to go. The plant protein sources allow for easy digestion allowing our body to utilize the amino’s quickly and easily, making the body work more efficiently. I can tell you through my own experience, that I have more lean muscle now at 34 than I did as a meat eater at 25 and my body fat decreased from 17% to 6% as a result of the lifestyle changes. Good luck on your journey. 🙂

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