💪🌱 Just another protein deficient vegan... Nimai Delgado was raised vegetarian since birth so has never consumed meat and went vegan back in January 2015. He received his IFBB Pro card last year and now competes in the IFBB Physique division. (@nimai_delgado). _ Many world class athletes are now seeing the benefits of using plants as their only source of protein. Plants contain all the essential amino acids we require, and there’s no comparison between animal foods and plant foods when it comes to providing immune-boosting and cancer-fighting nutrients. Animal foods are either exceedingly low or devoid of antioxidants and tend to offer concentrated amounts of individual nutrients, like protein or calcium, while being deficient in many others. By contrast, plant foods are rich in antioxidants and provide a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting nutrients. _ This is why those following a plant-based diet have a lowered risk of developing cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease and a longer life expectancy. _ riseofthevegan vegan proteindeficient