Humans are carnivores, yet many people have become vegetarian, and avoid many of not all meats. Since we need protein to function, especially as we age, finding a good source of protein is important.
Meat eaters are aware that too much meat is not good for us, and can increase our mortality risk. Is plant protein safer? Maybe, according to a recent article in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
A recent study in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Assn.) (1) suggests that when comparing plant and animal protein, plant protein is somewhat healthier for us and poses a lower likelihood of mortality from consuming it.
Where do we find plant protein?
Quinoa is one of the most healthy forms of plant protein available and is grown in Peru. There are quite a number of plants that include protein. I found this web site that lists 10 different protein rich plants including
Mung Bean Sprouts
You can read more about them through the same web site located at http://gentleworld.org/10-protein-packed-plants/
- Song M, Fung TT, Hu FB, et al. Association of animal and plant protein intake with all-cause and cause-specific mortality. [Published online ahead of print August 1, 2016]. JAMA Intern Med. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4182.