Building muscle depends on a variety of factors, but mainly the availability of the right nutrients
combined with exercise training. Plant-based diets are known to provide less essential amino acids,
which will directly compromise muscle grow.
One of the most important things to understand in nutrition is that not all proteins, carbohydrates and
fats are the same, therefore, not all of them can be equally replaced.
Some of the best sources of plant-based protein, like beans, do not contain all the essential amino
acids(EAA); which are required to build human protein and protein is the structure of muscles.
That does not mean that plant-based diets are not efficient, but that they need better balance,
combination of foods and, many times, an additional supplementation to guarantee the same content
of protein as an omnivorous diet.
On the other hand, a plant-based diet can be a lower source of fat and larger source of
carbohydrates, especially low glycemic ones, what can optimize sport performance.
Understanding your body’s needs can be a complex puzzle and can be very easily misunderstood.
The guidance of a nutritional coach may clarify and optimize this process.