Protein: Animal or Plant-Based?
What’s the best type of protein? A question a lot of us have been asking for a long time. Especially with the rise of allergies to cows milk protein and dairy, people are cutting down on dairy protein sources and leaning towards plant-based protein powder. But, not all plant proteins are complete proteins. Find out what’s the most suitable protein powder for you below.
Reem Al Ahmadieh, dietetic intern is the author of this post and it’s edited by Baraa El Sabbagh, US registered dietitian nutritionist, sports dietitian, personal trainer at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and exercise diet center in Beirut, Lebanon.
Why are people always so concerned about protein?
The structural and functional roles of protein:
- Repair body tissues after a great workout because of muscle breakdown and rebuild
- Maintaining body tissues
- Growing body tissues
- Supplying energy (a great concern for all the endurance athletes like runners, swimmers, or even body-builders)