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Bryan Adams on Vegan Protein Deficiency: “Don’t Believe Meat Industry Propaganda”

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Vegan singer-songwriter Bryan Adams recently answered the health question usually asked to vegans that fans also ask him from time to time: “Where do you get your protein?”

In a new Instagram post, the vegan rockstar answered the protein question and even urged his fans to stop believing the meat industry’s propaganda that we need to eat animal meat in order to get protein because plants don’t have it.

“Well, don’t believe the meat industry propaganda that if you are eating animals and fish, you’re eating protein, because all foods need to be turned into amino acids in your stomach before your body turns them into proteins,” said Adams.

“So the answer is if you’re eating fresh vegetables including salads and fruit, your body naturally finds what it needs and expels the rest.”

To keep the post light and to prove that vegan food is delicious and nutritious, Adams shared a vegan pasta recipe: “Here is today’s lunch: pesto pasta (gluten-free from @pasta_rummo) with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts (no cheese), steamed broccoli with fresh lemon (the secret ingredient to being vegan is lemon), and fresh salad with tomatoes, again with a dressing of lemon and olive oil.”

Bryan Adams became vegan for the animals when he was 28 years old — when his love for his dogs made him leave animals off his plate. Since then, he kept speaking up for the animals, environment, and health.

In 2017, he talked about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, writing: “I stopped eating animals including fish when I was 28 and I’ve never looked back. You can get all the protein you need from plants.”

“It’s great to see the change that is happening as people embrace a more plant-based diet, but we still have a long way to go. If you want to see your health improve and you care about the planet, go vegan.”

Last year, he also urged his Instagram followers to leave animals off their plate: “Happy New Year 2018. Go vegan.”

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Roxanne Libatique

Written by Roxanne Libatique

Roxanne is a vegan journalist and advocate for animal rights and mental health. She tries to live consciously and spends her free time traveling, enjoying vegan food, volunteering, and speaking up for all animals. Connect with her at @roxlibatique on Twitter and Instagram.

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