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The proteins in foods are an essential energy source for our body and given their importance consumers pay a great attention in choosing the best and richest protein sources.
This attention is due to the importance that proteins have both for people who practice physical activity and need to tone muscles and for people who are on a slimming diet and want to improve their physical condition, where the protein becomes an essential food.
WHERE TO FIND PROTEINS IN THE FOODS
Not everyone knows that the protein sources in foods are different and have similar but not the same characteristics.
Let's discover together the main ones:
For those seeking plant protein sources, the main foods to assume are:
WHICH ARE THE DIFFERENCES AMONG THE DIFFERENT PROTEINS
The quantity of plant proteins is surely on average inferior compared to animal foods but the advantage can be the price, which is considerably lower.
A deficiency that plant proteins have, compared to the animal ones, is in particulat the quantity of essential amino acids which are more lacking in the first ones compared to the others. In fact, for this reason, the VB (biological value: it represents the yardstick to measure the protein absorption capacity of our body by referring in particular to the essential amino acid quantity in the correct quantities) is lower.
This element must not discourage who is on a vegetarian or vegan diet, because it is sufficient to assume different plant protein sources in order to compensate this deficiency.