Protein is a vital part of any lifestyle and is present in a variety of natural sources including beans, vegetables, grains, and superfood powders. It’s important for bodily functions such as creating enzymes and hormones and is an essential building block of muscle. And no matter your diet, there is a wide range of options available to help you meet your protein goals that also provide essential vitamins and minerals.
Protein needs can vary based on weight, activity level, and total calorie intake, but for optimal health, the goal is that 20–35 percent of your total daily calories should come from protein. To help you navigate the plant-based world of protein, we’ve broken down the top vegan protein sources by category, listed ideas on how to eat them and included tips for making a switch to a plant-based lifestyle in the list and infographic below. (Read More)