Which has more protein?
The answer….they’re both the same!The reason I bring this up is to point out that there are a lot of plant sources of protein. One is topped with a medium egg and the other with hemp and pumpkin seeds (the sprouted bread I used has as much protein as the egg itself). The same amount of protein in each, but the top has more fiber and more phytonutrients- two things that are heavily linked with disease prevention. I have been passionate about disease prevention for almost 10 years and there is ample science showing that our daily choices impact many diseases. As for fiber and phytochemicals, we have official health claims (which are tightly regulated in this country) that state that diets high in plant foods can reduce the risk of cancer. Science has also shown that people with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood have lower risk of cancer. So back to the protein. Plant sources of protein are often paired with fiber and antioxidants – both of which are lacking in animals proteins. I’m not saying there is anything inherently wrong with animal protein, but there are some definite benefits from the plant sources of protein!! Often they are cheaper, more sustainable, come without hormones or antibiotics, and are filled with fiber (which has no calories because it goes through you ). Win win right!!!