Food Scoring Guide: Plant Protein and Micronutrients

Eating more plant protein is the key to increasing our micronutrient intake. It is interesting to note that foods such as peas, green vegetables, and beans have lots of protein—even more protein per calorie than meat. But what is generally considered is that foods that are rich in plant protein are generally the foods that are richest in nutrients and phytochemicals. By eating more of these high-nutrient, low-calorie foods, we get plenty of protein, and our bodies get flooded with protective micronutrients simultaneously. Animal protein does not contain antioxidants and phytochemical; plant protein does. Plus, animal protein is married to saturated fat. Excesses of saturated fat are not favorable to good health.


No complicated formulas or protein supplements are needed for you to get sufficient protein for growth, even if you are a serious athlete. Exercise drives an increased hunger, and as you consume more calories to meet the demands of exercise, you will naturally get the extra protein you need.
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valentina constantinescu - January 13, 2009 4:00 PM

Dear all,
I am a chemist and I want to know the difference between the chemical composition of animal protein and chemical composition of plant protein. What is the substance (from protein composition) that is good and what is bad?
Thank you

Protein Shakes - December 2, 2010 7:19 AM

Eating natural protein is always the best but if you are in a hurry protein shakes and supplements are a good alternative.

april cadiere - May 3, 2012 6:50 PM

need info please. my grandmother's kidneys are failing so the dr said no protein expecially meat what can we do to keep her from staving? what kind of foods can she have or what would be best?

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