Diet Myth For The Day: “Vegetarians can’t build muscle”

Diet Myth For The Day: “Vegetarians can’t build muscle”

“Vegetarians can’t build muscle”
Fact
Vegetarians can be as muscular as meat eaters by getting their protein from vegetable sources such as cheese, nuts, pulses and grains.

Claire MacEvilly says: ‘You need protein to build muscle, but too much can lead to long-term side effects.

‘The body can only store a certain amount of protein, so too much can damage the kidney.

‘The Department of Health recommends that 50 per cent of energy should come from carbohydrates, 35 per cent from fat and the remaining 15 per cent from protein.



Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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