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.
There is no doubt that the vegetarian diet can provide 100% of the RDA for nutrients. With the exception of vitamin B12 which is only available in animal products, even the vegan diet can meet the nutritional RDAs. But don’t be fooled by all the hype, Nutrient Deficiency from Vegan Diet is real.