I like to ask people this question...just for fun:
Which has more protein....
Oatmeal, Ham or a Tomato?
The answer: is that they all have the SAME amount of protein per calorie. The difference is, the tomato and the oatmeal are packaged with FIBER and other disease-fighting nutrients, and the ham is packaged with cholesterol and saturated fat.
Some people believe that only animal products contain all the essential amino acids and that plant proteins are incomplete. FALSE.
They were taught that animal protein is superior to plant protein. FALSE.
They believe that plant protein must be mixed and matched in some complicated way for a vegetarian diet to be adequate. FALSE.
I guess they never thought too hard about how a rhinoceros, hippo, gorilla, giraffe, or elephant became so big eating only vegetables. Animals do not make amino acids from thin air; all the amino acids originally came from plants.
My favorite question to ask when someone asks me "WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN?"...after I explain- the same place a gorilla does.
Then I ask them- "SO WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FIBER?"
For more FUN facts and questions...check out a prior PROTEIN blog HERE.
LIFE IS GOOD!
- resource: EAT TO LIVE by Dr. Joel Fuhrman