Yes, you can get enough protein to gain muscle mass by eating plant-based foods and here is how it works.  Many athletes are demonstrating that a plant-based diet can provide them an unfair advantage in competition.  They eat a well-balanced diet in order to gain and retain muscle mass.

Many experts recommend that average people who exercise minimally to ingest 10-35% percent of their daily calorie intake as protein. This translates to 0.75 grams per kilogram of body weight in most cases (1lbs of body weight = 0.34 gram per day or 0.11 grams per meal).

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The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSNadvises 1.4 to 2 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight for athletes who wish to grow and maintain muscle mass (1lbs of body weight = 0.63 - 0.91 gram per day or 0.21 - 0.30 gram per meal).  

For example, a 140-pound person should have 16 gram of protein per meal for daily living and approx. 29 gram per meal for healthy exercise.

When thinking about protein intake, it's important to remember that amino acids are the building blocks of protein in our diet. Many complete proteins, such as soy and quinoa, contain all nine essential amino acids. "Limiting proteins" are defined as any food item that does not include all nine amino acids.

The nutritionally designed meals at MANNA have taken a lot of care and attention before they have been made available.  On average, each recipe is tested for 4-6 months to ensure it not only meets rigorous taste requirements, but also that it is well balanced for nutritional value.  Each meal has been verified by a team of trained nutritionists to guarantee that the ingredients produce the maximum amount of goodness per serving.

So, the question is, can a plant-based diet provide enough protein?  And the answer is YES!  Whether you exercise a little or a lot, each MANNA meal has enough protein to meet your daily protein requirements.  Just look at the labels.

 

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