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Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?

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Dr. John Bucek
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In brief: 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 carbohydrate. We cannot break down the Cellulose molecule into a form that can be absorbed, so it can cause loose stools, bloating and gas. Many meats are not only high in protein but also contain a higher fat content than most plants.

In brief: 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 carbohydrate. We cannot break down the Cellulose molecule into a form that can be absorbed, so it can cause loose stools, bloating and gas. Many meats are not only high in protein but also contain a higher fat content than most plants.
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