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Common Myths and Facts About Plant-Based Proteins

Published : Feb 22, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Oct 31, 2023

Precise nutrition information is pretty hard to come by – thus why I write this blog!

Numerous unsupported claims are floating out there about health & diet, especially when it comes down to plant-based proteins.

These days if you look around, you'll find more people than ever turning their heads leading towards a healthy & active lifestyle. General masses finding more and more interest in learning the correlation between food & health is what makes the plant-based diet more relevant & 'talked-about', which often leads to some myths about Plant Protein.

So today we get right down to the facts by busting these top myths about plant proteins:

Myth #1) It's difficult to get an adequate amount of protein from Plant-based proteins:

Common Myths and Facts About Plant-Based Proteins

The most common question you get is – How do you fulfill your protein intake while eating a predominantly plant-based diet? Well, it's simple. If you know a little about macronutrients, then you must know these A. You don't require as much protein as your fitness trainer would have you believe and B. Protein exists in everything!

ALL whole foods have protein in them. Yes, you heard that right – Fruits, seeds, nuts, veggies, bread – even (gasp), white bread has protein. Damn, even coffee has protein. Hence you won't fall short of protein on a plant-based regime. However, some sources are indeed more nutrient-rich than others.

Myth #2) Animal protein is superior to plant protein:

Myth #2) Animal protein is superior to plant protein - Fast&Up

Long Story Short – PROTEIN is PROTEIN!

If your body is getting fed by all the 9 Essential amino acids it needs to function, it shouldn't matter from what source are these amino's derived. I assume you already that amino acids are the building blocks of protein & right before this protein is absorbed into our bloodstream, it's broken down into these individual components. Whether you're sourcing your Leucine from soybeans or milk, has the same muscle-building potential.

Animal protein is superior to plant protein - Fast&Up

Myth #3) Plant proteins are too high in Carbohydrates:

Myth #3) Plant proteins are too high in Carbohydrates - Fast&Up

There's no denying that many of the plant protein supplements inherently have a slightly high number of carbs than their whey protein fellows, the difference between these might not be as impacting as many fitness freaks have been imposed to believe. Ironically enough, the process of turning a raw plant protein into a finished ready-to-consume product discards a large portion of naturally found carbs – leaving behind a polished product that has a 'good' to 'extremely good' Protein/Carb ratio.

If compared to some of the best whey proteins on the market having 3gm carbs/22gms protein, a decent >plant protein powder will have 5gm/24gms of protein. Not too shabby, right?

Apart from this, Animal proteins are found with heme iron, saturated fat, & subunits known to form toxic compounds, like nitrosamines. Whereas, Plant Protein comes from foods rich in phytochemicals and high fiber – both aid in preventing disease.

So now you have to know why these myths about Plant Protein are completely bogus.

For those who are scratching their heads, thinking of a good plant protein option here's our go-to recommendation – Fast&Up Plant Protein Isolate. It's a unique blend of high protein sourced from Peas and brown rice, making it a rich source of protein & a complete amino profile. Adding to this, it comes loaded with plant-based MCTs and Beetroot Extract making it a good source of antioxidants & fatty acids.

Unlike other plant-based supplements, this particular Plant Protein takes care of your taste buds and cravings very well with its amazing flavors to choose from (Ghana Chocolate & Mango)

Common Myths and Facts About Plant-Based Proteins

Roshan Shinde
Roshan Shinde
Health and Fitness

Roshan is an avid fitness enthusiast. He loves to workout. He has extensive knowledge about muscle building and cardio. His knowledge is clearly visible in his fitness blogs. Roshan has a knack for... Read More

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