When it comes to vegetarian, vegan, and raw diets, most people who are considering a switch, become concerned about getting the necessary amounts of protein in their diets.

It is easy to understand that as people are so used to getting their protein from meat and dairy, that it is hard for them to imagine getting protein from other foods.

Numbers show that a 100 calorie broccoli has 11.2 grams of protein, kale has 11 grams of protein, and a high-quality steak has 5.4 grams of protein. It is however, true that the volumes of these foods are drastically different, and to get 100 calories from broccoli, you’ll need to eat 10 ounces of it. The numbers are 7 ounces for kale and 2.25 ounces for steak. However, in terms of protein in calories, vegetables still beat many types of meat.

Humans are mammals and have a lot in common with other mammals. We have warm blood, hair on our bodies, and we nurse babies. One of the facts about other mammals is that they only drink milk when growing up. When humans grow up, the production of lactase in their bodies decreases. Lactase is the enzyme that is necessary for milk digestion.

In the Western world, many people choose not to listen and follow what their bodies are telling them. Instead, they start taking lactase supplements that allow them to digest dairy better. Such supplements are not necessary for a healthy diet, and can lead to all kinds of issues, including obesity and heart disease.

One of the pro-milk arguments is that milk contains a lot of calcium. Many plants contain a lot of calcium, too, yet they don’t have any of the health risks that milk does. For example, kale, spinach, and broccoli, are all excellent sources of calcium.