Protein is made of a combination of 20 different amino acids, nine of which (essential amino acids) our bodies can’t make on their own. To be considered a complete protein, a protein source must contain all nine of these essential amino acids. Animal protein sources naturally contain all nine of these amino acids, and many plant proteins sources do too. No need to worry about missing out on protein if you’re reducing or eliminating meat in your diet, as there are many great sources of protein that come directly from plants!
Vegetarians and vegans can get enough protein in their diets eating Lightlife® products, or through a wide variety of other plant-based foods. And those who eat meat can let their systems take a break from the acidity and saturated fat of animal protein, allowing their pH levels to find a more alkaline state, which helps combat inflammation, reduce stress and protect bone health.