Animal Protein Versus Plant Protein: Unprocessed plant-based protein: -Packaged with fiber, heart healthy fats, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. -Replacing animal protein with plant protein improves blood sugar control in diabetes. Meat-based protein: -Packaged with saturated fat, sodium, and no fiber. -Increased risk of chronic kidney disease and kidney stones. -May reduce positive metabolic effects of losing weight. -In excess, may cause health problems during pregnancy.