Source and Substitutes
Supplements You Need on a Vegan Diet
People have always been quick to point out that vegan food will not help you gain enough protein which are the building block for muscle. But that is so untrue. There are so many substitutes for protein and protein powder that are so much better for building body and for great athletes.
Vegan can get the complete amino acid profile . Grains and vegetables are complete proteins ,for example quinoa, amaranth, soybeans, buckwheat, hempseed, and much more. Even a mixture of pea protein and brown rice protein together creates a complete essential amino acid profile which makes it a complete protein.
This is an interesting part that you need to put your thoughts to. There is what we call simple and complex carbohydrates.
Simple Carbohydrates are those food that are the quickest source of energy. These are very helpful for athletics who need quick energy as it release energy quickly. Foods for example bananas, white potatoes, white bread, sugar, or sweet.
Complex Carbohydrates are those that release energy slowly and they also get stores as fat when not in use. This is for the long run and especially helpful if anyone is looking forward to lose weight this stored energy is used.
People have an inbuilt notion that there is no way to achieve any fat from Plants .Well I like to tell them stop listen to these kind of information. God know what their source is.
The fact of the matter is that there is not better and healthier source of fat than from plant based products. For example coconut oil, olive oil, flax seed, chia seeds ,Hemp seeds ,Avacado , Almonds..
All of the above have their inbuilt immune boosting benefits as well that is another topic we can cover some other time.
People also have another inbuilt notion that they can only have calcium from dairy product so why switch to vegan or leave diary product in that case. Well I am sorry to say but you don’t need to eat or drink dairy products to maintain that calcium level.
There is so many calcium sources for protein in fortified soya (milk and powder ), soybeans, soya nuts, broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, and calcium-set tofu and okra.