An ideal diet is 85% plant-based and 15% animal-based. It is a common belief that eating a lot of plants will cause protein deficiency, but you can get enough protein through a plant-based diet.

There are 20 types of amino acids that make up the proteins in our body, and there are 8 types that cannot be synthesized in the human body. These are called essential amino acids.

Animal protein contains all of these essential amino acids. Plant proteins contain many, if not all, essential amino acids.


Grains, cereals, legumes, vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, and seaweed also contain abundant amino acids. Many people are surprised to say that 37% of seaweed consists of protein. Among plant foods, soybean is a meat grown in the fields, and it is almost comparable to animal protein.

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