Vital role of protein in vegan diet
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Vital role of protein in vegan diet

TThere’s no doubt that we repeatedly meet others who eat chicken with rice at the gym. They say about importance of macro’s (????) and indicate that only a meat diet could make us physically strong. Indeed, we need proteins – a lot of it – but there is no need to gain them from chicken. If you successively decrease amount of animal protein in favour of vegetable protein, you adapt your organism to more effective digestion of proteins.

A lot of people who usually don’t eat vegetable protein, after eating it could feel gastric problems. It is not a symptom of intolerance or illness. It is an inadaptation of our gastrointestinal system which “don’t know” how to digest different kinds of protein. Vegetarians who start eating meat after a long period of time have the same symptoms. That is why you should change your diet presuppositions step by step, not in sudden and capriciously way.

When we think about building muscles on a basis of vegetable protein, we need to remember that the amout of it is not the only important component of our diet. More crucial is the knowledge how we should combine vegetable proteins with each other.

In the case of our nut vegetable roast Sunra, we achieved high level of proteins (23 g per 100 g of the product). In the other hand we mix together vegetable proteins from different sources. For comparison, 100 g lean beef has about 20 g of proteins, one chicken breast about 21-22 g, then turkey breast about 19 g. As it can be seen, that is a little difference. Proteins in Sunra Roast comes from soya, wheat, seeds and vegetables. Combining pod’s proteins (low in methionine) with wheat (low in lysine but rich in methionine) makes for us possible to provide our body amino acids in proper and healthy amout.

The demand for protein in the athlete’s daily diet is about 1-1,2 g/kg of body weight. If you want to upgrade your muscles it is advised to increase that amout to 1,6-1,8 g/kg of body weight. For an athlete with a body weight of around 80 kg who wants to build more muscle mass daily protein requirement is about 130 g. This means that one sunra burger (200g roast) allows you to cover it up to 35%. And this is just one meal. When in other meals there are proteins from quinoa, amaranth, other pods and whole grains,. It will certainly provide the right amount of protein.