16 Oct '11, 9pm

10 Protein-Packed Plants

10 Protein-Packed Plants

The continuing debate over how much protein the average person needs* has done little to change our hunger for it. And who can blame us? Protein is one of the basic building blocks of life. When most people think of protein though, images of cheese, eggs and a leg of lamb pop into their head. Did you know though that every – yes, every – whole food contains protein. From your morning banana to your evening salad, you’re getting protein. Finding plants packed with protein is easy to do, and not only is it easy to do, it is easy for your body to use. Animal-based proteins are “complete”, which means that they contain all the essential amino acids we need to build protein. The issue is that because they are already complete, our bodies must break the protein strains apart and then reassemble the amino acids into the form of protein that best suits our bodies. As you can imagi...

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