Vegetable protein, is it good? & What are plant proteins?

A lot is heard about the quality of proteins and we wonder What is the difference between animal and vegetable protein?. The truth is that if we compare both, we find several benefits for himVegetables: they have very little fat, provide essential amino acids, are more digestible, are a source of fiber and help control cholesterol and intestinal flora... then what is the conflict?

The controversy comes around the biological value and its nutritional quality.


What is the biological value of proteins?

The biological value of a protein depends on the composition of amino acids and the proportions between them, also does reference to the our body's ability to synthesize it.

Some foods of animal origin provide all the essential amino acids that the body needs in a single intake. In the case of plant proteins, the key is to eat different food groups during the day, it does not have to be at the same meal. Vegaly protein offers a mix between Pea Protein and Brown Rice that manage to provide this profile of essential amino acids in a complete way.

So you know, the next time someone tells you that plant protein is not good…. Tell him that he has missed some tips and that he has not tried Vegaly.


What is the best source of plant protein?

The best sources of vegetable protein, they will depend on the amino acid chain. Amino acids are organic compounds which are obtained through protein. They are essential to perform all kinds of tasks in our body. There are 20 types of amino acids, but only 9 are called essential.

Protein Sources

  • Legumes: peas, soybeans, chickpeas, etc. They are very rich in amino acids.
  • Vegetables: in general they provide very little protein.
  • Nuts: they provide a lot of protein, but they hardly provide two of the most important essentials (lysine and methionine).
  • Cereals: whole grains provide considerable amounts of protein. But like nuts they are deficient in lysine and methionine).

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