You've seen these little wheatgrass stands. Usually there is a blender, an overly-energized server in an apron, and a decorative little plot of earth with bright green grass growing straight up out of it with therectitude of a marine drill sergeant's crew cut.
Does a cow get its protein by eating beef? That would make it a fairly unpopular cow out there in the pasture. The subject of complete plant proteins spans an array of topics -- from dinosaurs to dandelions to neolithic foot fatigue. Oh, and plants DO contain complete proteins. They're alive, aren't they?
A sun can throw unmediated energy at a cold wet rock for a million eons, and what do you get? A warm wet rock. Energy needs a mechanism to feed, to put it as unsentimentally as possible. So here’s a nutty idea—how about an ingenious (and generous) mediating force that eats the raw energy of the sun and turns it into stuff an animal can chew? We call these "plants".
Less and less energy is available through ingestion as you move up the food chain. This is known as Trophic Level Transfer Efficiency. Eating plant-based matter is as close as we can get to ingesting the full, raw energy of the sun. If you're devoted to HITT, you owe this energy to your workout.
“Eat your beets!” Were three more spine-tingling words ever uttered around the childhood dinner table? (hint: No). But what this lowly root can do with an oxygen molecule...? It's time to give beets another look.
The male prostate gland, after a certain age, seems to become vulnerable to attack. It shouldn't surprise us that this trouble is mitigated by the plant kingdom's 500 million years worth of phytochemical evolution. Earth's healing flora continue to pay it forward.