Nowadays there are more people who because ideology, customs, need or even lack of information, try to limit the consumption of animal protein, well, in this article I try to expose some of the most important reasons to take into account, finishing with some examples of foods that currently are very fashionable to replace this protein of animal origin.
I would like to point out before starting that the United Nations Organization, for food and agriculture (FAO), has warned of the need to reduce meat consumption for the sustainability of the planet's resources. On the other hand, more intestinal problems are reflected by the abuse of it, so there are several factors to consider in order to rethink what we eat and how we do it.
The fact that should prevail and that we must take into account, is the concept of biological value, which is the amount of essential amino acids that a protein content contributes with in terms of the needs of the human organism; the greater its biological value, the more complete is the supply of amino acids.
The second thing to keep in mind is that many of the food of vegetal origin have enough additional content in another macronutrient, the carbohydrate, and this makes the contribution of these foods, in most cases, much higher; so we should pay special attention to the balance between the contribution of the amount of protein we want and the rest of the nutritional effects of these foods.
Therefore, taking into account all these concepts, we are going to give some examples of foods that are being used to replace those from animal origin, some of them quite new and others already known for a long time: