Plant-based Protein [KE]
18 July 2017 | 5–7 pm (ended)
If you can’t make it to Kerry, join me for this class in Cork on 9 August.
Proteins in the vegan diet
Find the right balance in your diet and make your dishes yummy with plant-based proteins like nuts, seeds, beans and greens. Join me as I share unrefined and healthy recipe ideas for lunch and dinner.
When we see beautiful, strong, muscle-packed gorillas, we never question where they get their proteins from. We do know that these primates primarily live on a vegetarian diet, so it must be from all the green leaves they eat. For us humans though, especially when we follow a vegan diet, it’s a matter of getting those proteins from mixing and balancing the right sources.
We need to eat foods that supply us with the nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t make on their own. Some plant-based foods have all of them (quinoa, buckwheat, soy, chia and hempseed), while others only contain some but not all of the nine amino acids. But, as long as foods like legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables are consumed daily, we get everything we need and more.
Avoid unhealthy substitutes
Why then come to a plant-based protein class? Sadly, too many people rely heavily on processed, refined meat and cheese substitutes that should more accurately be classified as “food-like products” because they have little to do with actual, real food (in fact, our class should really be called real food class)! Often, an over-reliance on simple carbohydrate foods as a quick fix can make a vegan diet a little bit unhealthy, especially when it comes to gut health. This class will show you amazing alternatives!
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