Everyone, including myself would always worry if I was getting enough protein. I didn’t have a clue about the healthful benefits and superiority of vegetarian protein. What I didn’t know before was that if you eat plant based whole food, you don’t have anything to worry about it.
Protein, including fat and carbs are all provided in a tidy package with proper amounts of vitamins and minerals.
People these days are more educated about getting too much fat and carbohydrates and want to make sure they are getting a balanced diet. There is more to a healthy diet than protein, fat and carbs. These are what they call Macronutrients. Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals plant based whole foods provide. The focus is better put on eating the foods which have superior micronutrient content.
USDA Daily Recommended Servings of Fruits and Vegetables
- Vegetables- 2.5 cups
- Fruit- 2 cups
- Protein can be found in beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. They recommend 5.5 oz. of protein
There is way too much protein in the standard American diet most of us eat. Animal protein is the culprit…
Plant Based Protein
Another name for the protein we need is called Amino Acids. Our bodies are able to make certain amino acids from scratch and modify others. A few essential amino acids we need to get from food. Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Nuts and Seeds do lack one or more of the essential amino acids.
Yet, we now know that animal protein is linked to death. Furthermore, even small amounts eaten on a regular basis can cause Cardiovascular disease. Everyone knows that meat has bad cholesterol. And, the heating of any oil and the fat in meat creates free radicals which can cause damage to our bodily cells. In addition, meat doesn’t have fiber. And, Fiber is essential. You get enough fiber in fruits and vegetables.
Daily Requirement for Protein
Even though our USDA suggests a daily amount of protein, there is no known amount proved humans require every day. Yet, it is known the standard American diet has way too much animal protein, fat and refined carbohydrates.
We are not designed to eat meat. Just look at our teeth. They are not sharpened at the tips to rip and tear. We don’t have claws, either. Genetically, we are almost an exact match to the great apes like the Chimpanzee.
We don’t have Fangs!
Our teeth are flat to chew fruits and vegetables. All the nutrients humans need are present in fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, grains and legumes.
Choose vegetarian protein to decrease your chance of Cardiovascular disease. Eat high nutrient plant foods restricting animal protein to reduce your chances of getting cancer…
Additionally, a stable blood sugar level will promote better health over time than highs and lows. Therefore, avoid the high glycemic index refined and processed foods like crackers, white bread, cold cereal and the like. Also, cut out or limit high glycemic load dried fruit like Raisins, Figs, Prunes and Dates.