Plant Protein vs. Animal-Based Proteins

Growing Naturals - Plant vs. Animal Based Protein

Can you really thrive on plant-based proteins alone? Or do you need animal-based proteins to get all of your essential amino acids? When it comes to the textbook definition of protein quality, animal-based proteins score higher than plant-based proteins based on amino acid profile and digestibility alone–but what about when it comes to health promotion? Cancer prevention? Which one scores better then?

Dr. Rosane Oliveira, Founding Director of UC Davis Integrative Medicine answers these questions and more in a thee-part series called “The Essentials.”


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