Protein performs countless invaluable functions in the body, from metabolism to tissue growth and repair. It’s comprised of amino acids, twenty all together, eight of which our bodies cannot manufacture and are thus considered “essential”. We must get these essential amino acids from the foods we eat. Nearly all whole-foods contain protein, and most animal foods contain all eight essential amino acids and are therefore considered “complete” sources of protein.
Proteins from plant sources are considered “incomplete”, with few exceptions like soybeans, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat. The solution? Combine different sources of protein in ones diet to ensure that all essential amino acids are supplied. Even if combining different vegetarian sources of protein only, like legumes, grains, seeds and nuts, you’re pretty sure to get plenty of complete protein. Sheffa’s products are a great combination of plant-based foods that are a rich source of complete vegetarian protein.
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