Plant Protein: A Vegan Nutrition Primer

Protein is often a big worry for people contemplating a vegan diet. It’s important after all. We need it for muscles, bones, hormones, digestive enzymes, absorption of nutrients and to rebuild and replenish all kinds of cells. So knowing a little about sources of protein and recommendations for vegans can be helpful and reassuring. Protein and Amino Acids Proteins in foods and in the human body are composed of 20 amino acids. We humans can synthesize eleven of these as long as we get sufficient nitrogen from our diets. (Nitrogen is a component of every amino acid.) The other nine … Continue reading Plant Protein: A Vegan Nutrition Primer