How Plant Protein Differs from Animal Protein
What Is Plant Protein?
What's the Difference?
The Benefits of Plant Protein
Are There Drawbacks to Animal Proteins?
A diet rich in animal protein may pose more risks. The meat may be filled with additional hormones, antibiotics, bacteria, and parasites. Arachidonic acid is a fatty acid found in varying concentrations in all meats and is thought to promote pro-inflammatory health concerns. Animal protein is also tougher to digest, which can put a strain on the liver. Most animal protein sources will be exposed to high heat during cooking, and this can denature the protein, leaving less quality protein than when you started.