Don’t vegetarians have difficulty getting enough protein?

In the West, our problem is that we get too much protein, not too little. Most Americans get about seven times as much protein as they need. You can get enough protein from whole wheat bread, oatmeal, beans, corn, peas, mushrooms, or broccoli—almost every food contains protein. Junk food aside, it’s almost impossible for vegans to eat as many calories as we need for good health without getting enough protein.

If you are worried about getting enough protein, though, Nuzest’s Clean Lean Protein can help. This 100% plant-based protein powder provides 20 grams of protein per serving.

By contrast, too much protein is the major cause of osteoporosis and contributes to kidney failure and other diseases of affluence. Learn more.

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