Eat Less Meat - NARA - 533914

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All life is made of protein! I am so tired of hearing educated people say “How do you get your protein?” All life from single cell up to human is made up of cells. Cells are made of protein. Anything you eat that was a living thing (plant or animal) gives you protein. How did this misunderstanding start? After World War II we associated eating meat and steak in particular with the good life. The meat industry read a scientific finding that stated meat contained all nine essential amino acids. Plants contained most but not all nine. They started to advertise meat as the better protein, then the complete protein and finally just protein. Today scientists have found no difference in eating all nine essential amino acids in a portion of meat or in several different types of plant life.