What are protein?
Along with carbohydrates and fats, protein belongs to the body’s trio of main nutrients. The body needs protein every day and relies on us for its supply through the food we eat.
0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. The daily requirement is higher for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, nursing mothers, people over 65 and competitive athletes.
Lack of protein
There is no lack of protein in our society. Most people’s daily intake even exceeds the reference value. And those who follow a vegan diet usually eat sufficient protein too. When cleverly combined, vegan protein can actually be better absorbed by the body. Good combinations are, for example, pulses together with cereals, corn or rice.
Vegetable protein: 8 delicious sources
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