I don’t generally do great when I feel like I’m being interrogated. So when people ask how I get enough protein despite my very minimal amount of meat consumption, I tend to get that sort of “deer in the headlights” type of look.
As a result, I LOVE it when someone makes what can be an overwhelming topic and boils it down into one fabulous infographic. That way it’s really easy for me to get loaded up on the facts so I can blast ’em out when needed!
In the case of meat-free (or minimal meat) protein sources, the following infographic from KrisCarr.com has done just that brilliantly…
Please note: If you’re an athlete trying to build muscle, are pregnant or lactating, or are under physical stress, use 0.45 when calculating protein needs (so, at 130 pounds, you’d need about 59 grams of protein daily).
Reality check: The average American adult consumes between 100 and 120 grams of protein every day. Not only is that nearly two to three times what we need, it comes mostly from high-fat animal products.
For more amazing health and wellness info, visit KrisCarr.com (home of the Crazy Sexy Wellness Revolution!).