Are you Vegan or Vegetarian?
This day and age, there are more individuals steering towards staying away from animal proteins. With the way that the world is evolving and how farms enhance their produce with chemicals, hormones, etc, it makes sense to be weary of consuming these kinds of proteins. This, of course, has it’s Pro’s and Con’s. When you become a vegan or vegetarian it is extremely important to make sure you are consuming complete proteins in your diet on a daily basis so that you do not get an imbalance or deficiency when it comes to vitamins and minerals. So, what is a complete protein? It refers to a protein that has the complete building blocks of amino acids. There are 9 amino acids the body cannot produce on it’s own and 20 amino acids that can make up a protein. The 9 we cannot make on our own, we need to get through what we consume and this is what is considered to make a complete protein. For example, meat and eggs are considered a complete protein, where beans and nuts are not complete. Some other vegan protein sources that are considered and have been proven to show all 9 amino acids, making them complete are, quinoa, hempseed, buckwheat, and chia. Along with these proteins containing the essential amino acids we need, they are also filled with many essential vitamins and minerals as well!!!