Plant-based protein: Are pea and soy protein good for you?

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Plant protein is simply a meaningful food source of protein which is from plants.

This group can include pulses, tofu, soya, tempeh, seitan, nuts, seeds, certain grains, and even peas.

Pulses are a large group of plants, which include chickpeas, lentils, beans (such as black, kidney and adzuki beans) and split peas.

Plant-based protein provides plenty of nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants that can improve your overall health.

The benefits of plant-based diet may include: Protection against heart disease. Plant-based diets are lower in saturated fats, iron, and hormones.

Plant-based protein sources are more unsaturated, which lowers LDL cholesterol—an established risk factor for heart disease.

Also, plant sources contain no cholesterol. Other factors are likely to contribute to the lower risk, but this is a key factor.

Plant proteins are often incomplete proteins, and therefore should be consumed in combination in order to serve as a complete protein.

Some plant-based proteins are high in carbohydrates—not ideal for anyone following a low-carb diet. Plant protein powders are typically more expensive than whey protein.

This video discusses the health effects of pea and soy protein.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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