Am I getting enough?

Protein is essential to build and repair cells and tissues. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. There are 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) which all have specific roles in the body. EAAs cannot be made in the body and must be taken from food.

Plant-based Protein Sources

  • Beans: Lentils, chickpeas, black beans
  • Soy: Tempeh, Tofu, Tempeh, Edamame, Soy Milk
  • Nuts: Nut butters, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, almonds Seeds
  • Veggies

Most plant proteins can contain some but not all of the essential EAAs. This means that some plant-based foods on their own are not sufficient in stimulating muscle protein synthesis (muscle building). Therefore, by combining a variety of different plant proteins you'll be getting all the protein your body needs.