Vegan Bodybuilder Debunks Protein Deficiency Myth (VIDEO)

Robert Cheeke, president of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, dispels the common myth that plant-based diets are inherently low in protein. Additionally, he provides tips on where to find high sources of protein and how to maintain a healthy diet for your lifestyle.

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152 comments

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jane H.
Jane H.3 years ago

I rarely eat meat noiwa days--love beans, rice, quinoa, oatmeal, veggies, fruit.

Jordan W.
Jordan W.3 years ago

I eat very little meat and have plenty of energy and muscle.

Diane L.
Diane L.4 years ago

Sorry to disappoint you, Elizabeth, but I have NO excessive "anger attacks", nor do I come into a very old discussion to simply "stir-the-pot". My B-12 levels are just fine. How about yours? Personally, I'm only curious out of trying to understand your need to direct a comment to something I said months ago.

Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K.4 years ago

Sarah, your math teacher may have been taking a growth hormone. Also people's bodies react differently; I lifted weights for years and never got the arms I wanted.

Diane L, your vitamin B12 comment was interesting, as over consumption of meat can cause a shortage of calcium and B12. The body does not store protein well, and eliminates any excess. And the elimination also takes with it calcium and several vitamins, including B12. Meat eaters should supplement.

So it's entirely possibly that your personal excessive anger and attacks, come from a shortage of B12 and other things that the brain needs to function properly.

Also the stomach produces excess acid to digest the amount of meat most people eat (in excess), and thus causes the wall of the stomach to be slowly eaten away. Very painful and causes people to be "touchy". You may want to check with your doctor.

maemie f.
maemie f.4 years ago

I meant to say "so many sources"

maemie f.
maemie f.4 years ago

We incorporate vegan meals into our diet at least three x wk, but I didnt know protein came from so many spices/thanks for the info

Joann R.
Joann R.4 years ago

Excellent information! Thank you so much ... so many folks think going vegan means an instant protein deficiency. Not true! I've been vegan for over a year now and am stronger and more healthier than ever. :)

Joann R.
Joann R.4 years ago

Excellent information! Thank you so much ... so many folks think going vegan means an instant protein deficiency. Not true! I've been vegan for over a year now and am stronger and more healthier than ever. :)

Priscilla G.
Priscilla G.5 years ago

Interesting.