Nutrition/Health

Flashback Friday: The Protein-Combining Myth

The myth that plant proteins are incomplete, necessitating protein combining, was debunked by the scientific nutrition community decades ago.

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I cover protein quantity in my Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? video (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-vegetarians-get-enough-protein).

For more detail on the benefits of protein from plants, see my protein playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5TLzNi5fYd-ROM7UHOLrcuekOyOcGZPR

Plant protein also doesn’t have the same effect on the cancer-promoting growth hormone IGF-1 that I discuss in the cancer section of my Food as Medicine presentation (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/food-as-medicine). Meat-heavy maternal diets may even affect the obesity rates and stress responses of their children, as I explore in my videos Animal Protein, Pregnancy, and Childhood Obesity and Maternal Diet May Affect Stress Responses in Children (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/animal-protein-pregnancy-and-childhood-obesity and https://nutritionfacts.org/video/maternal-diet-may-affect-stress-responses-in-children).

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