Plant-based protein sources don't have as much protein. You can get enough protein through a plant-based diet, as long as it is well balanced. Plant-based protein sources:
- They often contain fiber (especially legumes and whole grains).
- If they contain fat, they are often rich in “good” fats (for example, the omega-3’s in nuts).
- They contain plenty of starch as well, so it’s impossible to follow a low-carb diet if that’s a priority for you.