Proteins are necessary for critical processes such as immune function, cellular processes, cell structure, maintenance and growth of muscle mass, and many others. It is essential to consume enough protein on a daily basis.
Proteins can be obtained from many food sources, both plant and animal.
Diets rich in plant proteins are linked to many benefits. They have been associated in several studies, compared with diets rich in animal protein, to benefit blood sugar control, reductions in blood pressure, lower body weight, lower cholesterol levels, lower risk of cardiovascular accident, lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, or even lower risk of cancer.