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How Can Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?

How Can Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?
In an effort to be healthy and animal friendly, many Americans are adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

The main problem with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is not getting enough protein. The daily need is 0.8 to 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Protein can be found in non-animal sources, including grains and legumes.

Vitamin B12 comes from animals, so an animal-derived vitamin B12 supplement is necessary for vegans to be healthy.

Listen in as chef and dietitian, Abbie Gellman, advises how to get your protein as a vegetarian or vegan.
Featured Speaker:
Abbie Gellman, MS, RD
Abbie GellmanAbbie Gellman, MS, RD, is a professionally-trained chef and Registered Dietitian. Abbie has over 10 years of hospitality and food and beverage consulting experience and nearly 10 years of nutrition-related experience.

She received a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Teachers College, Columbia University and completed a dietetic internship at New York – Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. Abbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and earned her Culinary Degree from Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (now known as ICE).

In addition to working with a wide variety of food service operators, Abbie also counsels and educates patients and groups in a private practice setting and cooks privately for individual clients.