Food Justice: The Difference Between Plant and Animal Protein
Most of us know that our bodies need protein, but is there a difference between animal protein and plant protein?
Proteins are complex and composed of amino acids. “The protein in foods we eat have different amino acid compositions, which in turn affect health in positive and negative ways,” says Brent R. Stockwell, Ph.D. and chair and professor of biological sciences at Columbia University. He wrote an article on protein published recently in the online science magazine Aha! Check it out here.
Another article published last year in Healthline helps us understand which foods offer complete proteins, containing the nine essential amino acids. Click here to read more.