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why is plant protein hard to digest

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
The same enzymes : Break down both, so technically neither is harder than the other.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Proteins not hard to: Proteins\ are not hard to digest. They require stomach acid and normal pancreatic function, but if those are normal, they are not hard to digest. How ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Because most of the protein digestion into Amino Acids is done in the stomach.
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Dr. John Bucek
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Plant Digestion: The aspect of plant materials that is hard for humans to digest is cellulose. This is present in the cell walls of plants and is a form of starch or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Plant protein is: usually harder to digest,but it depends on what you eat..
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
22 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: On how hydrolyzed the protein is.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
4-6 hours: Food remains in your stomach for 4-6 hours. These is not much digestion taking place in the stomach which mainly breaks the food down into its element ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Stomach: That is where the majority of protein is broken down.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Varies...: Many factors will play into the length of time it takes for a person to digest a steak, such as size of the steak, how well it is chewed, the amount o ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
It depends: If you are active and work out a lot, you will need more calories, protein and fat than a teen who is not active. A balanced diet with variety is ke ... Read More
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