Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete, and like me, follows a plant-based diet. Vegans are often asked about their protein sources. Rich answers this question perfectly:
“Proteins consist of twenty different amino acids, eleven of which can be synthesized naturally by our bodies. The remaining nine — what we call essential amino acids — must be ingested from the foods we eat. So technically, our bodies require certain amino acids, not protein per se. But these nine essential amino acids are hardly the exclusive domain of the animal kingdom. In fact, they’re originally synthesized by plants and are found in meat and dairy products only because these animals have eaten plants.”
Read more about Rich Roll here and watch the strength and fitness abilities of Frank Medrano…another plant-based and plant strong athlete. Experience the results yourself by following the McDougall free program. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Be Well! ~Tiffany