Supplement for vegetarians or vegans
Vegan proteins are recommended for people who do not consume meat or animal products (milk, yogurt, eggs, etc.). They can be used as a food supplement in order not to have a deficiency. These proteins are made from vegetable proteins either based on soy, peas, chick peas or hemp (the other proteins are made from fish, beef, etc.). It is however recommended for vegetarians and vegans to consume lots of nuts and green foods (such as broccoli, spinach and avocados) in order to obtain enough proteins, and also vitamins and fibre. It is worth noting that some great weightlifters are vegan or vegetarian.
When should you eat protein?
An athlete needs to consume between 1.5 and 2 g of proteins per kg of body weigh on a daily basis (depending on the requirements of the sport practiced). Weightlifters should consume 2g per kg of body weight, while bodybuilders should be consuming between 2 and 3 g per kg of body weight. For these great athletes, it is recommended to regularly take a protein supplement in order to prevent a deficiency.
It is recommended to consume protein several times a day, but especially after a muscle training since it promotes muscle recovery. Before and during the workout, it is not necessary to consume some as the organism does not assimilate proteins while it is in intense muscular effort.