All vegetarians get asked, “Where do you get your protein?” It’s a question that comes up because the meat and dairy industry has done an excellent job of suggesting that we must have animal protein to build muscle or be healthy. However, humans can get all their protein requirements from plants, since all plants have amino acid building blocks (in varying degrees) required to make protein. Many very large animals—elephants, giraffes, cows, etc.—get their protein from plants, so why can’t humans? Well, of course they can. In this video Ellen Jaffe Jones discusses vegetarian protein and muscle building from her personal experience—as an accomplished athlete.
Ellen Jaffe Jones is “THE VEG COACH.” She is a personal trainer, running coach, author, and teaches healthy cooking classes designed by respected doctors and registered dieticians.
Author of “The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living” TheNaturalGuide.com