Unlike carbohydrates, fat and similar micronutrients, protein has an almost spotless reputation and you will rarely hear anything bad about it. Protein is hold in high esteem, and we are constantly being told to aim at getting enough of it. While most people associated protein with animal products, the truth is that there are many vegetarian options that are packed with protein, too.
Although eggs are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients, high intake may result in development of sensitivity or allergy. This happens very often, forcing the individual to take a long break and do some gut healing.
Therefore, having other options on the table is a good idea. But, before we get into those options, it is important to discuss some important things regarding protein: what is protein, how much we need, and how much we are supposed to be getting.
WHAT IS PROTEIN?
Protein is made up of strings of amino acids that break up into individual amino acids when protein is digested. Hence, taking a group of amino acids and stringing them together creates protein.
Each amino acid has its own role and can do exceptional things, for instance, an amino acid called phenylalanine ends up as dopamine. There are two types of amino acids: non-essential and essential.