based proteins are much more similar to our proteins, thus are used more
readily and rapidly than plant proteins. In animal based proteins, ‘substrate’
amino acids are more readily available for our own protein synthesizing
reactions which allows them to operate at full tilt.
On the other hand, animal proteins have a higher concentration of sulphur
containing amino acids that get metabolized to acid-generating metabolites. As
a result, a slightly lower physiological pH must be corrected and buffers like
calcium are used to attenuate these adverse acid effects–to the disadvantage of
proteins, however, are somewhat compromised by their limitation of one or more
amino acids. Thus, people on vegetarian diets must consume extra vitamins, for
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