For brevity and illustration, let me provide an overview of the advantages of plant-based proteins.
Protein is one of the most important building blocks of the human body. Most of North America and Europe obtain their protein requirements from meat, seafood, and dairy products. On the other hand, there are vast sections of the global populace living in Asia, Africa, and Latin America whose primary source of protein is plant-based.
A low-carbohydrate plant-based diet is known to lower lipids in the blood, which reduces heart disease risks. During the trial conventional low-fat food consumption with animal products were not consumed. (Jenkins et al., 2009).
A plant-based diet is a healthier alternative to one laden with meat; It reduces the chances of artery blockage and artery hardening, which are common causes of heart attacks (Tuso et al., 2015; Hu.,2003). It’s been observed that subjects who follow a plant-based diet (especially legumes) have high levels of genistein in their urine. Genistein is also said to help prevent chronic degenerative diseases like cancer tumors (Fotsis et al., 1993).
A plant-based diet has features that are different from those coming from animal sources. Plant lectins are a unique group of proteins with potent biological activity that is found only in plants. They occur in wheat, corn, tomato, peanut, kidney bean, banana, pea, lentil, soybean, mushroom, rice, and potato.
Lectins resist digestion, survive the gut passage, and bind to gastrointestinal cells entering the circulation system intact — thereby maintaining full biological activity. Several of these lectins have been found to possess anticancer properties; they are used as therapeutic and potential anticancer agents (De Mejia. et al., 2005).
Nutrition Facts – a guide to good health