Introduction: Alternative proteins are essential for human nutrition, they consist of macronutrients that help build muscle groups, strengthen the immune system and many essential functions for life. Adopting any useful habit requires a change of mindset and consequently a change of behavior. When the person is trained to recognize and manage a pathogenic condition that is a brake on their health then they can see a substantial change in the way they think. When the person is trained to recognize and manage a pathogenic condition that is a brake on their health then they can see a substantial change in the way they think.
Aim: Investigating the modification of eating behavior by introducing alternative proteins in the diet of health professionals.
Methodology: A review of peer-reviewed articles and studies published in English and Greek over the last decade in the PubMed, Cohrane Libray and Google Scholar databases from January 1, 2022 to April 1, 2022.
Results: Alternative proteins are rich in nutrients and their production and consumption is encouraged. However, it has been shown that the consumption and nutritional behavior of individuals concerning alternative proteins is determined by biological, psychological and socio-political factors.
Conclusions: It is important that there is sufficient information of the population about the nutritional value of alternative proteins, which could be undertaken by health professionals since they are responsible for informing and following the medical instructions given to patients. Any form of behavior that is consolidated can be modified through a new learning process that will be personalized and will aim at the best possible health of the person concerned.
Keywords: Alternative proteins, nutrional value, nutrional behavior, plant based proteins, entomophagy.