Myth 3: It’s Harder for Vegans to Gain Muscle
“Oftentimes people give up on the idea of veganism, because they think they can’t build muscle without traditional protein sources, such as chicken, beef, and eggs,” says Ridge Davis, C.P.T, lead instructor at The Wall Fitness in Beverly Hills. But there are plenty of food sources that allow vegans to get enough protein—as well as other crucial nutrients. “Tempeh is the most overlooked protein source for vegans; it’s a great substitute for meat,” Davis says. Tempeh is made from fermented and cooked soybeans with one cup providing 30 grams of protein. This is “the perfect amount for one meal,” Davis adds. Other sources include vegan protein powders and smaller sources of protein, including Ezekiel bread, quinoa, hummus, chia seeds, flax seeds, and chickpeas.
For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube!Back to top