3 important things every guy needs to know about being vegan
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Guys, have you been thinking about going vegan, but worry about nutritional deficiencies and loss of muscle mass?

There’s plenty of conflicting information out there – but don’t worry.

The truth is, you can go vegan – and be the healthiest and fittest version of yourself.

Here’s what you need to know about going vegan as a man.

1. Vegan protein is just as good as animal protein for gaining muscle

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Those of you who have been worried about building or maintaining muscle mass while on a vegan diet – you have nothing to worry about.

Protein derived from plant-based sources builds muscle just as well as animal protein, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The study found that those who ate a high protein diet had more muscle mass – regardless of whether the protein came from plant-based or animal-based sources. Great news!

2. Consuming soy products won’t reduce your testosterone levels

Eating soy is a somewhat controversial topic.

Soy contains phytoestrogens, which are plant-based hormones that may behave much like estrogens. Some people worry that soy could reduce testosterone levels in men.

However, clinical studies show that consuming soy has no such effects on testosterone, and the evidence saying it does is speculative.

3. Protein deficiency is a myth

Heard that all vegans are protein deficient? Yeah, scrap that – it’s a myth.

Plenty of plant-based foods are high in protein – and getting enough of this nutrient isn’t as challenging as some people say. Beans, lentils, legumes, seeds, nuts, tofu, tempeh, and pea protein are fantastic sources!

Plus, many of us have been led to believe we need a lot of protein to stay healthy. That’s also not true.

According to the US guidelines, men need about 56g daily. Two or three of these tasty high-protein vegan meals will have you covered.

Vegan athletes to get inspired by

And if you’re still worried that going vegan could negatively affect your health, performance, or muscle mass, here’s a list of elite vegan athletes who are doing nothing but smashing world records and claiming top spots in the sports industry!

…and the list goes on!

Many of them actually attribute their success as athletes to a healthy, vegan diet!

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