References for the following statement, as requested, “Animal products have more bioavailable nutrients than plants, full stop. It’s not fashionable to say it but facts are facts.”

“..plant-based proteins generally exhibit lower digestibility, lower leucine content and deficiencies in certain essential amino acids such as lysine and methionine, which compromise the availability of a complete amino acid profile required for muscle protein synthesis. Based on currently available scientific evidence, animal-derived proteins may be considered more anabolic than plant-based protein sources.”

Gorissen, S. and Witard, O. (2017). Characterising the muscle anabolic potential of dairy, meat and plant-based protein sources in older adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, p.1–12. [Online]. Available at: doi:10.1017/S002966511700194X.

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