Plants offer "protein" too

The current focus on "plant-based" eating creates concern and confusion about protein in the diet. Can a plant-based diet offer enough protein? After all, protein is vital for many bodily processes, especially to form the structure of our bodies (like our skeletons). While some plants may have a lower percentage of certain amino acids, as compared to animal-source foods, a plant-based diet will provide all the essential amino acids that combine together to form protein molecules. There are 21 amino acids. Nine are essential because we can’t produce them. We must obtain them from our diet. The remaining 12 are non-essential because our bodies are able to produce them. Amino acids form togethe

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