• Bryan Dennstedt

NUTRITION NOTES | The Purpose & Benefits of Protein

Updated: Jan 6

Protein is arguably the most important nutrient we can receive through our food.

It is the building block of life, helps us develop and heal, generate bone, muscle, cartilage, skin, and blood cells and even make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. [1]

So you could say, protein is pretty vital to our very existence!

Protein deficiency is often touted as one of the major downsides to a vegan diet; Grandma Jones will nag you over the Christmas dinner, “but where will you get your protein if you don’t eat your turkey?”

This makes sense, until you realise that the very animals consumed for their protein are 100 percent herbivorous, gaining every molecule of their protein from plants.

Taking this secondary step, the logic turns on its head;

Why eat the animal at all? Why not just bypass the meat and go straight to the plant source?

Why not indeed…

Find out why real men don't need to eat animals for protein, and some of the key, protein-rich ingredients you should be including in a balanced plant-based diet in our latest blog, now live on Medium:

https://medium.com/@realmeneatplants/nutrition-notes-the-purpose-benefits-of-protein-4f2d5083331d


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