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Will I lose muscle mass if I become a vegetarian?


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S. Nicole

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S. Nicole

Answered on Jul 19, 2018

Definitely not! You will not lose muscles if you go vegan.

There are millions of people who choose vegetables for their diet and still have well-cut muscles and strength like meat-eaters. It’s damn true that animals flesh is a heavy ingredient to add muscle and increase metabolism in our body . However, there are numerous plants which provide protein and other healthy nutrients for building muscles.

Apart from this, plant foods contain many antioxidants which aid in reducing the intensive load, exercise imparts on the body. Hence, there are many reasons which prove a vegan diet is an effective way to maintain a healthy and muscle in real life.

Jon Venus, a bodybuilder, a trainer has proved that vegan diets can also help to build muscles. He went for vegan dies for three months and despite eating only vegetables, he gained a superb body.

d.Anthonyda

D.Anthonyda

Answered on Feb 08, 2018

It is true that when you stop eating protein, you may lose muscle mass. However, this is not because you are refraining from eating meat, but because they are not eating protein. The good news is that protein can be found in plants too. Some of these include eggs, soy, pea and hemp. The pea protein has lots of protein in it. Another idea is to eat healthy on top of the proteins that you are ingesting.

This will help the protein be absorbed into your body. Vegetarians should continue to keep up with eating iron-laden and calcium-laden foods as well. Spinach and collard greens are rich with iron. Zinc and Vitamin B12 should also be monitored among vegetarians so they can keep their muscle mass.

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