Daily Protein Requirement
from Animal Foods
Disrupts Physiological Functions
You can easily achieve your daily protein requirement on a whole foods plant-based diet without compromising your health.
Eating animal protein – meat and dairy – creates, and in excessive amounts further complicates, a wide array of health problems and nutritionally induced diseases.
When it comes to daily protein requirements, everybody is concerned with: am I getting enough of this nutrient? The truth is protein deficiency is not the problem. Rather, on a day-to-day basis, health crises are the end-result of the consumption and over-consumption of animal foods.
The people with lean body mass, the skinniest or thinnest (and I mean not malnourished, but rather in relation to the fattest or most obese), usually are the biggest consumers of the highest amounts of plant-based complex carbohydrates.
Meanwhile, the fattest people are the ones who usually consume the highest amounts of all kinds of animal protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sourcing nutrients from meat and dairy is not worth the bodily stresses nor energies to extract them.
All this effort to achieve daily protein requirement makes you tired and even sick, to eventually become diseased.
Animal foods are highly acidic forming and will therefore be carriers of various pathogens and microbes. Animals reared for human consumption eat stored feed from silos. These feeds can be genetically engineered, fungally contaminated and toxic.
And even if these animals are grass-fed, animal proteins like casein, are just not fit for human sustenance. Casein is the identifiable culprit for inducing cancers in humans. The evidence exists. Modern scientists like T. Colin Campbell PhD, with his masterpiece China Study has only magnified that which the human family has known for a long time.
Animal food is D-E-A-D food, devoid of enzymes. Animal food saps you of energy. The body has to expend so much energy to source your daily protein requirement from flesh.
Uric acid builds up within the flesh as it putrefies. This acid wreaks havoc with your joints until they become gout diseased.
Very rare are the occasions humans eat raw meat. Rather we cook the rotting corpse with a mask of exotic herbs and spices, hopefully to kill its inherent parasites.
Are milk and dairy products really good sources to sustain your daily protein requirement?
The dairy industries around the globe are not interested in your health. Cows receive doses of hormones and antibiotics that become residual in milk. ALL dairy foods that you eat and drink can channel dormant yet potentially lethal pathogens into your digestive tract.
Besides, milk is so mucus-forming. I can recall my childhood struggles with this highly congestive food. And there’s the element of lactose in milk - its sugar. Many people have difficulty with this sugar and are therefore lactose intolerant. Yet some still persist with dairy consumption and will purchase milk digestant enzymes at health food stores to help break down the lactose.
Milk is also a highly acid-forming food. A further ingredient to mess up your bodily pH! And let’s not forget the milk pasteurization process that destroys the enzymatic qualities of milk, causing it to rot and stench instead of naturally curdling when left standing at room temperature.
So, how best to fulfill your daily protein requirement to maintain or improve your health?
Consume a wide variety of plant-based whole foods. These foods are easily digestible, with all the phytonutrients necessary for bodily sustenance, growth and development.
In my opinion, you don’t need to be preoccupied with specific calculations of daily protein requirement. And you certainly don’t have to be mixing and matching
foods high in protein
to ensure an intake of complete proteins.
However, if you engage in strenuous activity, weight training, rigorous exercise, fitness routines and competitive sports, you certainly would need more protein in your daily diet.
Once you are consuming adequate amounts of a variety of plant-based whole foods -
and follow these healthy eating guidelines
- you will consistently achieve your amino acids and thus protein requirements.
Protein deficiency from any diet is an exceptional rarity in developed and developing nations. And certainly not the case when you are adhering to the principles of plant-based nutrition.
If you choose to discontinue meat and dairy and daily consume highly refined plant foods like potato chips, processed snack foods, white flour products, pasta, pastries, candies and sodas, you certainly will encounter some health problems. Such a diet qualifies you as a junk food vegetarian.
Minimum Daily Protein Requirement: Sedentary meat eaters can be consuming animal protein in the vicinity of 15% to 25% of total daily calories. That should be about 8% to 12% for the average adult unless the demands of physical activity requires more.
With my personal vegan diet plan, I adhere to a base carbohydrate to fat to protein ratio of 80:10:10 which fluctuates according to season of the year and level of physical activity. For example, when bike riding 40-60 miles 3 to 4 times a week, I simultaneously increase protein consumption using whole food plant-based ingredients.
Disclaimer: The advice given here is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information for educational purposes only. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. All the content of this website is based upon the opinions, experiences and research of Keith F Gittens – Keithos, unless otherwise noted and is not intended as medical advice.
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