NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — We all hear a lot about the importance of protein in our diet, but what about plant-based proteins? Is it as good as meat for building muscle?

Hartford HealthCare registered dietitian Melissa Keeney with St. Vincent’s Medical Center joined Lisa Carberg on News 8 at Noon. She explained the connection between protein and building and repairing muscle, how animal-based protein compares to plant-based protein, and how to ensure you get enough protein.

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