Posted Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Not getting enough protein is definitely a non-issue on a vegan diet. I'm sorry but not surprised to hear that a medical professional is misinformed and misinforming the public.
Every plant has protein. Fruit not as much as all the others: grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Fun fact: broccoli gets 1/3 of its calories from protein!
If I had a cup of beans and a cup of white pasta, I would have more than half of my protein needs taken care of for the day! It's that easy.
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education