In this video, nutritionist and personal trainer Ondrej explains the best vegan protein sources. You don’t have to eat meat to gain muscle!
If you want to build muscles on a vegetarian, vegan, or even raw food diet, you do need to know about nutrition. Especially the types of protein that you eat. If you don’t eat any animal-derived protein, you should be taking a high quality plant-based protein. Don’t settle for a low quality protein (these actually cost your body a lot of resources to process).
Plant proteins are highly bio-asborbable. For example, hemp protein is 50% bio-absorbable protein; pea protein is 85%, and sprouted brown rice is about the same.
The other thing is – greens! You need enzymes from salad or fresh juices every day in order that your cells have the energy to grow, and to keep the body alkaline.
Clean water is very important as well. We’ve talked before about why you shouldn’t drink tap water.
And of course you’ll need a trainer that understands how to work with vegetarians or vegans. Not all trainers have the same experience and some of them have very outdated concepts.
If you need a vegan/vegetarian nutritionist and personal trainer in London, I can help.
Are you vegan or a raw foodist? What kind of protein do you take? Let me know in the comments.
Yours in health,