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How does my protein differ from plant protein?
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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
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In brief: Essential aminoacids
Plant vs animal based proteins tend to differ in that animal based proteins tend to have all 8 of the essential Amino Acids that the body needs in appropriate proportions.
The remainder of the Amino Acids can be sythesized by the body. If you are only eating plant based foods then you have to make sure you make appropriate food mixes in your diet so that you get adequate protein.

In brief: Essential aminoacids
Plant vs animal based proteins tend to differ in that animal based proteins tend to have all 8 of the essential Amino Acids that the body needs in appropriate proportions.
The remainder of the Amino Acids can be sythesized by the body. If you are only eating plant based foods then you have to make sure you make appropriate food mixes in your diet so that you get adequate protein.
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