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How to Get Enough Protein on a Raw Food Diet

Learn how to get enough protein on a raw food diet from chef Ron Russell in this Howcast video.


A lot of people wonder about getting enough protein on a raw food diet. There's also a little bit of a myth that you need massive amounts of protein in your diet.

You definitely need protein, but one of the easiest ways to get protein is green, leafy vegetables. Things like spinach, charred kale, broccoli, are all very high in protein, but you just have to eat more of it. That's the only catch. They're actually higher in protein, per calorie count, than beef. So, you just need to eat a good amount.

One way is to put it in a smoothie, or just have large salads everyday. Make sure you have one great big salad full of greens. So that's one way to get protein.

Another good way to get protein is seeds. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds are very high in protein. So you're going to get lots of great absorbable protein, too. Unlike meat, which can get caught in your intestines because there's not enough fiber to push it through, with seeds and nuts, you're getting their natural fiber and you're going to not only get the protein, but you're going to digest it better than typically you're going to digest animal products.

While you need to consider how much protein you're getting, it's not that hard to find raw sources of protein like nuts, seeds, and leafy greens.

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