What really gave me the "ah ha" moment about protein was when I heard a quote by Pino Caruso,
“People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.”
I started to think wait... the cow gets its protein from grass, elephants get their protein from plants, as well as gorillas, bison, buffalo so why do I need to eat them to get my protein?
No one ever dies of protein deficiency yet over 3,000 people die every year from e coli poising from meat. You don't see that in the news because yet again food corporations make sure that is hidden.
I have always incorporated protein powder into my diet after workouts, even when I was a meat eater. There are many vegan protein powders at GMC. The one we have use is called AlmondPro, the first almond protein ever. It tastes and smells amazing! It is Non GMO, no gluten, vegan and so yummy!
In my opinion, the whole protein thing is just a hoax and way for the meat industry to keep their customers $$$.
The food industry is so big, has so much money, and is such a monopoly they have made us think we need meat and dairy since we were children. Do you remember all of the "got milk" ads?
I, as well as millions of other vegans, are living proof you don't need meat and dairy.