Protein, protein, protein! It’s the first thing you hear when you start a plant-based lifestyle. Suddenly, all you hear is “but where do you get your proteins?” Plant-based protein still provides the building blocks for our cells. Also, when our protein intake remains very low, there are more chances to fill the gap with carbs, which can have a big impact on our blood sugar. Frequent and repeated insulin peaks in our blood sugar not only makes us prone to diabetes, it also promotes heart diseases by converting some fats in cardiovascular damaging substances.