The question that vegetarians and vegans are constantly being asked is “How do you get protein?” As annoying as this question is (no one cared about how you got protein before you went veg!), you can’t blame the general public for mistakenly thinking that the vegan diet is lacking in protein. The meat industry has been very influential in getting people to think that meat = protein. For a long time, the government even promoted meat as one of the food groups to eat every day.
In our society, meat is synonymous with protein. So, it comes as a surprise to many people to learn that many plants are loaded with protein. Vegan protein sources are often superior to meat in many ways, such as containing more fiber and less (or no) cholesterol, saturated fats, and trans fats.