Reading Time: < 1 minute You can get enough protein on a plant-based diet (Photo: Scott Webb)
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One of the most persisting myths about a vegan diet is that it is difficult to consume enough protein.

Top plant-based physician Dr. Neal Barnard discusses the macronutrient in this new video hosted by Chuck Carroll, part of a series created by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.


According to Dr. Barnard: “Back in the 1950s, dietitians looked at it, and it became very, very clear that there is abundant protein in plant products.

“But that question just will not die. Every new vegan – someone has to ask them ‘where do you get your protein?’.

“The person asking doesn’t necessarily know what protein is, but they have to ask where you’re getting it.”

You canwatch the video on YouTube here

You canlisten to the full podcast here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.