One of the biggest worries people have when they go vegan is whether or not they will still get enough protein in their diet.

And even if they aren’t worried, people around them worry.

After all, for decades we’ve been told that the only way to get enough protein is through meat. But, that can’t be further from the truth. There are many other sources of protein that you can choose from, if you ever decide to go vegan.

According to the VegHealth Institute, vegans do not have to worry about whether or not they are getting enough protein if they are eating a well balanced plant based diet. That does not include forms of vegan diets like fruitarian diets. People who are fruitarians only eat fruit, which may not be a sustainable way to get protein. Instead, they mean eating plenty of leafy greens, grains, legumes and more. 

They shared great sources of protein, which include:

  1. Legumes: like beans and lentils
  2. High protein grains: such as quinoa, amaranth, and spelt
  3. High protein vegetables: such as spinach, broccoli, and kale

While you may be getting plenty of these in your diet, maybe you still worry. Don’t fret. You can always pay attention to warning signs that the body will give off when it’s not getting enough protein.

Two of the main symptoms is dry skin and very little muscle mass.

READ MORE: VegHealth Institute