Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Proteins are formed of amino acids which get snipped off by digestive enzymes in the small intestines.
There are 20 amino acids, 10 of which are essential amino acids (which means the body doesn’t make them and so it is “essential” we consume them in our food).
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or just experimenting with a plant based diet occasionally, there are plenty of options out there. Here are some of my favourites:
A rule of thumb is that you should be consuming 1 gram of protein per kilo of your body weight. If you currently weigh 70kg you should be eating 70 grams of protein every day. If you are exercising more than 5 times a week in a higher intensity then this should increase to 1.5grams per kilo of body weight.