Proteins are building blocks that make up the immune system and anti bodies. A protein deficient diet can cause an altered immune response, especially in the older people. In younger children these proteins play an important role in building the musculature and formation of bones.

Proteins are complex structures composed of building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 of these amino acids of which the body can make most of it and they are called as non- essential amino acids. There are 9 amino acids that have to be replenished through diet called the essential amino acids.

Never believe in the myth which claims “eating meat is to meet the protein purpose”. Since decades it has been told that plant proteins are “incomplete” as they lack all the 9 essential aminoacids in a meal. It’s time to re think the way we talk about protein “completeness”. You can very well note that plants have the same twenty aminoacids as humans to build their proteins (the gene is universal) the question is...Don’t the animal kingdom meet their protein requirements by eating the plants?? If a goat or cow which eats the grass can give us milk rich in protein, can’t we derive sufficient protein from these plants, by eating even better plant produces than grass unlike the cow??

Who needs a high protein?

A high protein diet is irrespectively recommended for those who expend their physical energy by heavy work. Well! The fact that our forefathers were great meat eaters comes from the need for fitness and survival. They grew their grains, they woke up before sunrise and went to bed before sunset, and their major portion of energy were expended by hard labour in the fields. They were very strong men and a non – veg meal with hard core proteins was indeed a necessity to keep alive the vitality and stamina. Now think my friends, is anyone of you in par with your fore fathers??? Do you work like they did? If the answer is NO... then give a second thought before being devoured by animal protein for the kind of chair sitting jobs that you do.

Terming plant based proteins ‘incomplete’ is like claiming milk as an ‘incomplete’ source of calcium as it does require more than a glass of milk to meet your recommended daily allowance. As long as you take up enough total plant – based proteins by bringing some diversity in your sources, you have met the need of your essential amino acids. There are plenty of ways to get protein from plants. Whole grains, nuts and seeds are the best sources. The point is to enjoy every plant based meal with the right amount of protein needed while cutting down on the fats and cholesterol from Animal sources. And the resultsa proven to be amazingly healthy and delicious.

Do remember if you or your family member is protein deficient, then the reason is bound to be a deranged metabolism influenced by wrong lifestyle and eating habits. The type of protein and its requirement vary at different ages. Find out the right protein that suits you.

“Always treat the cause...never the symptoms”

WHAT CAUSES PROTEIN DEFECIENCY? WHICH ARE THE BEST PLANT BASED PROTEINS THAT SUIT YOUR BODY? DO U HAVE A RIGHT METABOLISM TO ABSORB YOUR PROTEINS?

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