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Iconic rocker and plant-based advocate Bryan Adams says being asked where he gets his protein from as ‘tedious’. 

The musician, who has followed a plant-based diet for more than 30 years, shared an infographic to his 819,000 followers.

It shows different vegetables such as broccoli and spinach, and how much protein they contain. 

‘The plant kingdom’ 

He captioned the post: “The most tedious question when you switch to a plant-based diet is ‘where do you get your protein [from]?’.

“The fact is you can get all you need in the plant kingdom. You simply don’t need to fish, meat or dairy to be healthy. Omega 3’s come from walnuts and flaxseed and if you’re concerned about vitamin b12, you can take a supplement. 

“Aside from helping yourself, switching to a plant-based diet is actually helping the planet. Check out the Vegan Body Building hashtag on Instagram! Go Vegan.”

‘Protecting human health’

Animal-rights charity PETA responded to the star’s post, thanking him for sharing a ‘help resource for all who choose to do their part for a kinder, healthier future for every species!’.

It commented: “Plants provide us with everything we need all while saving animals, stopping climate change, and protecting human health.”

COVID-19

Earlier this year, Adams described the link between Covid-19 and factory farming as ‘sickening’. 

“Us humans are to blame for this Covid-19 s**t,” Adams captioned the post. “Until we wake up and stop taking from the animal kingdom, these viruses are gonna keep coming and nature will have its pandemic way.

“Lookup any of the pandemics in the past 1,000 years… Even the bubonic plague* is said to have come from Asia and from animals.”

*The World Health Organization (WHO) says the bacteria Yersinia pestis causes bubonic plagues. The zoonotic bacteria can usually be found in small mammals and their fleas. It can transmit between animals through fleas and can infect humans. 

Liam Gilliver

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.