Is Plant Protein Inferior? Vesanto Melina MS, RD; Becoming Vegan:Express Edition

Is Plant Protein Inferior? Vesanto Melina MS, RD; Becoming Vegan:Express Edition

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There are a couple of myths
about amino acids. That people often believe and they’re not
true. So one is, that we have to carefully
combine plant proteins at the same meal. And this came from the
early 70’s with Frances Moore Lappe’s
book “Diet for a Small Planet”. And she turned around that myth 10 years
later and said hey that’s not true. We don’t have to carefully combine
two things. Although we often do combine for example our
peanut butter and our bread. But this isn’t essential. So we don’t
need to worry about that one. The other myth is that plant protein is
poor quality, compared to animal protein. And this myth
arose largely, because of the studies on rats that were done in the 50’s and 60’s. And rats are little furry animals that
grow very, very quickly, doubling
their weight in a few weeks. At the beginning of their lives. And these
studies put us on the wrong track. Because humans do not want to double
their weight that quickly and they don’t grow fur. So plant
protein works wonderfully for humans. And we can get protein. Some of the higher protein foods are
all these different lentils, beans, legumes, from the veggie meats. People
can use peas, sprouted lentils, seeds. There are plenty of good sources of all the amino acids. What we do need to
often learn, when we’re putting
together and good vegan diet, is to include legumes, beans, peas,
lentils in different ways. And so that’s the trick. And we want
these because of amino acids, such as: lysine, tryptophan.
They’re very valuable and they also have iron zinc. And so you can do
it in, in really simple ways. You can use the veggie meats, if you
like that sort of thing. You can cook up a big bean soup. And there
are plenty of different options. But it’s really easy to get every single
one of the essential amino acids on an entirely
plant based diet.

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  1. When I became a vegan, all my family and friends turned to dietitians at the same time. Their expertise were mainly in protein. When I asked them questions about their advice, they decided to no longer be dietitians.

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