What are the benefits of Plant Based Protein?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Proteins are made up of amino acids and there are 20 of them in total. The human body is able to synthesize or create 11 of them – the remaining 9 are known as “essential amino acids” because they must come from your diet. A complete protein is one that contains all 9 of those essential amino acids and there are several plant foods that fit this description such as quinoa, buckwheat, hemp, and soy.


Quality protein foods are essential for a healthy and balanced diet, and it’s a common misunderstanding that people following plant-based diets are