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Let’s talk Protein

by Helga Tonna

One of the arguments I am frequently faced with as a Vegan is the protein debate of animal protein versus plant-based protein. I can assure you that I find more options compared to the standard meat and potatoes most meat-eaters live on.

How much protein is enough?

Every individual is different and when protein need is calculated, factors such as age, daily activity and growth are taken into consideration. But to sum it up, the common recommendation is of 0.8g protein per 1 kilo of body weight.

What plant-based protein is there?

Beans, nuts, seeds, avocado, tofu and lentils are some of the plant-based protein-rich foods. The key is to take protein in every meal and as you can see, there is a real mix of different foods you can eat.  Let me give you an idea:

Breakfast: Smashed avocado on toast with grilled mushrooms and scrambled tofu.

Lunch: Quinoa salad with a mix of leafy greens, sprouted beans and toasted pumpkin seeds

Dinner: Aubergine steaks served with baked potatoes and a chickpea salad

If you still think it is hard to reach your daily requirement, adding a protein powder such as Igennus Vegan Collagen will sort that out.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body, giving strength and elasticity to bones, skin, hair & nails, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and even blood vessels. Glycine is the main amino acid present in collagen, and offers significant benefits to health, but the body has limited capacity to produce it.

The Western diet shows that even meat eaters are not taking enough collagen. And whilst most associate Collagen intake with eating animal skin and cartilage, Collagen is also found in plants.  Igennus Vegan Collagen have a unique blend of collagen rich plants, ensuring with one scoop a day you really are covered. This Vegan Collagen powder has a pleasant taste and blends well into smoothies or mixed into your breakfast cereal.

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