How much protein does our body need? The body only needs between 25 and 30 grams per day. We need protein for healthy tissue, growth and repair, not as a source of fuel. Protein is made up of 23 amino acids. Of these 23 amino acids, 8 are called essential amino acids. These 8 cannot be manufactured by the body, so they must be supplied directly to the body through food. Protein cannot exist without the right combination of amino acids. However, fruits have their own protein supplement reduced to amino acids during the ripening process.
We are told that we need between 70 and 100 grams of protein a day. This definitely far exceeds the body’s need and is a source of many problems. If we eat too much protein, our body will become overloaded with the poisonous by-products of protein metabolism, which cannot be eliminated, resulting in gout, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases, such as arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, accelerated aging, obesity, and definite acidosis. .
Think about it, a large bull grows to size on a plant-based source of protein, and so does the gorilla, the strongest animal by body index. They are both two huge animals. Do you eat meat for protein? We all know the answer.
So why do we as humans believe so strongly that we must eat meat for protein? I met people who were devastated when I told them that we should not eat animal meat. Your first reaction is, but what about our protein? We need to eat meat to get enough protein. Well, let’s see what we eat. About 5% of the meat of all animals consists of a waste material called uric acid that is normally eliminated by the kidneys of an animal. Uric acid is a human poison because it is not metabolizable. All carnivores (animals) secrete the enzyme uricase which breaks down uric acid so that it can be easily eliminated. Humans do not generate this enzyme, but instead absorb uric acid when we eat meat. As a result, the calcium urate crystals fall asleep and become concentrated in the joints, feet, and lower back.
The liver of men is smaller than that of a carnivore (carnivore) and because of this we cannot detoxify the poisonous products inherent in foods of animal origin very easily. Our kidneys are also small and get sick from overwork caused by a diet rich in animal protein. Another terrifying discovery was made that the beautiful red color of meat in most butchers and fancy chain stores may have been altered by using carbon monoxide combined with myoglobin to form carboxymoglobin, which is injected to enhance color and the freshness of the meat. And what about the hormones injected into the animals, annual inoculations against diseases. All of these chemicals go into meat, meat that you and I eat regularly.
So what is the alternative? Well, I love meat. I am South African and what can I say we love our meat. It is wise to think like this, definitely not, we need to make changes, unfortunately in life we cannot do what we like, it is to our own detriment. So I need protein, where can I get it?
A complete protein is a food that contains all 8 amino acids. How can I make sure I get complete protein? Fortunately, we have a group of amino acids, which stores amino acids, so that as regularly as the body needs them to make proteins, they are available. This group of amino acids is found in the liver and the bloodstream. The amino group is like a bank that is open 24 hours a day. If our breakfast contains only 3 of the essential amino acids, which are not enough to produce the complete protein, these 3 are placed in the amino acid pool. During the next meal, we can eat 2 additional amino acids. These are also transformed into the amino acid pool. At dinner we can recover the 3 missing amino acids. Now the body has extracted from the set of amino acids everything necessary to form a complete protein.
Protein Sources: Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts (unsalted and unroasted) seeds, avocados, sprouts, legumes, and unrefined grains provided us with the highest quality of protein in a form that the body easily digests and assimilates. It is not difficult to get the 25-30 grams you need.