Plant-based food, is there enough protein?
Over the past few years, there is a significant increase in people adopting plant-based food.
Plant-based food can be any food that focuses on the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, nuts, and seeds while reducing your meat intake. These can range from veganism,
which is the complete omission of any animal products to “flexitarianism,” a mostly plant-
based diet with the occasional inclusion of meat, dairy, and eggs, also dubbed as “casual
About 50% said that the reason behind ditching meat is for health and the other 50% divide
between for weight management or animal welfare and environmental causes. My main goal
is for health, and for my wife, her decision is more for animal welfare.
Many people afraid that there is not enough protein with plant-based food. Plant-Based
proteins contain phytochemicals, nutrients from plants that can ward off disease. Animal-
based products may include a higher level of salt, fat, and saturated fat versus the plant
To sum up, not only can whole-food plant-based diets provide enough protein, but they may
also be lower in fat/saturated fat versus their animal protein counterparts. There is much
evidence to show that eating a diverse plant-based diet will fulfill what our body’s protein
needs with no need for supplementation of protein from other sources.