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BlueFountain
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Low gluten but high protein?

#1 Postby BlueFountain » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:46 am

So I've been vegan for about 5 years now, but only the past year and half have I been really trying to get more serious with working out. For me I ended up with a lot of wheat gluten as my main protein source (I'm not huge on tofu and so many things with wheat gluten I found delicious). Problem I've found out is apparently I'm gluten sensitive so I can't keep getting most my protein from gluten sources like I have been.

I know one vegan body builder at my gym and he says most of his protein he gets just from drinking like 8-10 protein shakes a day (he's really jacked). While I'd be up to drinking more protein shakes, I don't think I could stand drinking so many protein shakes a day.

Likewise as noted I'm not a big fan of tofu.

Does anyone have suggestions on how I could go low gluten/gluten free but still get enough protein (I currently aim for 170 give or take). I mean right now what I'm viewing my choices are add meat to my diet (which I'd prefer not to do), eat a lot of tofu (which I'd prefer not to do), or drink a lot of protein shakes (which I'd prefer not to do).

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Re: Low gluten but high protein?

#2 Postby marieflores » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:40 am

I can suggest two options.:-
1. Oats are low in gluten and is a good source of protein too.
2. Low-fat milk also contains no gluten but it is high in protein.

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Re: Low gluten but high protein?

#3 Postby beforewisdom » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:38 pm

BlueFountain, there are other soy foods other than just tofu, explore.

Like there are many uses for flour, there are many ways to use tofu. Like flour it is basic ingredient. Explore recipes.

Beans, peas, and lentils.

Again, explore recipes.

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Re: Low gluten but high protein?

#4 Postby AngelaKey » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:22 am

Fruits, legumes, and vegetables are gluten-free foods:
1.Celery
2.Asparagus
3.Broccoli
4.Coconut
etc.
They can be delicious when prepared well. As for protein shakes - you can't avoid it at all! You just may replace a half of it by protein rich foods.


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