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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by timmothysmith01, Feb 1, 2024.

    1. timmothysmith01

      timmothysmith01 Well-Known Member

      Nov 2022
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      To build muscle on a plant-based diet, you can eat a variety of plant-based proteins throughout the day.
      • High-protein foods: Such as seitan, tofu, lentils, beans, chickpeas, quinoa, and hemp seeds
      • Nuts and nut butter: Such as nuts, peanut butter, and nut butter
      • Other plant proteins: Such as tempeh, edamame, whole grains, seeds, spirulina, and nutritional yeast
      • Vegan protein powders: Such as those made from peas, hemp, and rice.

    2. Garv Singhal

      Garv Singhal Member

      Nov 2023
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      It's great to see such a comprehensive list of plant-based protein sources for building muscle! Including a variety of these options in your diet ensures you're getting a wide range of essential amino acids necessary for muscle growth and repair.

      One thing to keep in mind is that while plant-based proteins are fantastic for muscle building, they may sometimes lack certain nutrients like vitamin B12, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids that are more commonly found in animal products. However, with careful planning and supplementation if needed, you can easily address these nutritional gaps and optimize your muscle-building journey on a plant-based diet.

      Overall, incorporating these high-protein plant foods into your meals and snacks will not only support your muscle-building goals but also contribute to your overall health and well-being. Keep up the great work!

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