News

Plant Protein Equal to Meat for Building Muscle

New research shows meat is not superior to plant-based sources of protein.

A study published last week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that dietary protein derived from plant sources is no different than that from meat sources. From 2002 to 2005, researchers from the Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research and University of Massachusetts Lowell observed the muscle mass, strength, and bone density of 3,000 participants with varied dietary habits in the 17 to 72 age range. They found that while higher protein intake led to better overall musculoskeletal health, the source of dietary protein—plant or animal—was irrelevant. “We know that dietary protein can improve muscle mass and strength,” lead researcher Dr. Kelsey M. Mangano said. “However, until now, we did not know if one protein food source was better than another in accomplishing optimal results.” Professional bodybuilders and weightlifters such as Barny Du Plessis, Patrik Baboumian, Hulda B. Waage, amongst many others, are living proof of Mangano’s findings.

More News

Chloe Coscarelli Fired for Defending Veganism

by CHLOE's co-founder will not allow her name to be used for selling animal products.
Read More »

Califia Farms Expands Plant-Based Milk to UK

The vegan company heads across the pond where plant-based milk is booming.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese-Slathered Mermaid Toast Goes Viral

Food stylist Adeline Waugh creates stunning, shareworthy toasts with the help of vegan cheese by Kite Hill.
Read More »

Americans Find Plants as Meaty as Animals

A new survey reveals that 65 percent of people find plant protein as hearty and satisfying as meat products.
Read More »

London Café Ditches Dairy Because It's Scary

The Fields Beneath removes dairy from its menu and goes completely vegan in honor of British Mother's Day.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »