Debate: animal or plant foods
There is a massive tug-of-war between whether one should go for animal-based protein or plant-based protein. There is a lot of convincing evidence on both sides of the spectrum, but you need to understand the whole picture before deciding to go right, left or middle. If you are basing your opinion on a video you saw that changed your mindset then you are in for trouble.
Let me share some neutral facts about both and then do more homework and hire the experts to guide you.
What is plant-based eating?
Plant-based eating involves consuming of foods only from plant-based sources. This includes not only fruit and vegetables but also things like nuts, seeds, oils, legumes and beans. Instead of acquiring your proteins from animal-based products, you use certain plant-based ingredients to substitute your protein intake which has its own benefits.
What is animal-based eating?
Animal sourced foods includes any food items that come directly from animal products which include foods like meat, milk, cheese and yoghurts. The source of a lot of these foods originate from animals. There have been many ideas floating around on whether or not plant-based eating will benefit you as a person, in terms of quality of life as well as longevity of life.
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The human body is able to create and supply certain amino acids, 11 to be exact, but there are nine other amino acids that the body cannot create and will therefore need to get these amino acids from the foods we consume. Both plant proteins and animal proteins are able to give you the remaining nine amino acids you lack but are more readily accessible from animal-based products than from plant-based products. With that being said, a healthy diet, whether plant- or animal-based, requires good and extensive planning. With an end goal in mind and a strategy to get there is what it will take in order to live a happy and healthy life.