Demystifying Medicine Video

Until recent times, protein has always been considered to come from animal products, but studies have shown that we can receive an adequate amount of protein from plant-based foods as well. Watch this video to learn more about how incorporating more plant-based protein like beans can contribute to a healthier you and a healthier planet.

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