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Can You Get Enough Protein from Plants?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: True or false: you can only get protein from animal products.
Air Date: 1/22/14
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
Can You Get Enough Protein from Plants?
After water, protein is the next most plentiful component of the body. The body uses proteins to make up muscles, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails and many other structures.

Many people believe you can only get protein by eating animal products, but is that true?

Ray Doustdar joins Dr. Holly to talk about the powerful proteins found in plants, and how you can incorporate them into your daily regimen.