Meat vs Plant Protein - A beginner’s guide
Getting protein in your diet is greatly beneficial and the biggest benefits of protein include, helping muscle recovery, fat burning, helping heal cuts in the wound, and if you have any sort of injury, protein is essential for fighting diabetes in balancing up blood sugars essential for brain function. Protein helps improve your overall energy, getting more protein in your diet is essential and when buying protein make sure it's from natural sources.
If you're eating conventional protein (meat and dairy) it’s loaded with hormones, antibiotics, steroids and other chemicals that will actually destroy your health. Protein is the most important things to buy organic.
Animals do not make protein. Just like humans, animals have to take in amino acids which are the building blocks of protein and animals get their protein from plants. What this means is that if humans are eating meat for protein then essentially we are receiving our protein second hand, where we should be getting protein directly from the source.
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Meat compromises our health in so many ways: Meat is high in calories, cholesterol and saturated fat all these components contribute to growing health problems like:
Meat also has E.coli, germs, bacteria which we need to cook out – you don’t have to do to that with veggies!!
Eating meat for protein is just adding a cluster of cholesterol to your arteries. Our bodies already produce cholesterol so we don’t and should not be adding more of it into our bodies.
Plant protein comes with much less baggage!!
Vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds are a much cleaner way to obtain your daily protein. The fact is that fruits and veggies don’t cause cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity or heart disease for example.
Plant-based sources of protein including flax and chia seeds are great. These are very high in protein as well as other nuts and seeds and beans, which all contain a high amount of protein.
If you are not sure of how to make certain that you are receiving enough protein by switching to plant-based sources, I have comprised a list of some foods that you can incorporate into your diet that will give your body enough protein to thrive on. On a side note, these foods also are high in iron, calcium and fibre.
Hemp seeds 100gms – 37gms protein
Chia seeds 100gms – 17gms of protein
Pumpkin Seeds 100gms –19gms of protein
Cashews 100gms – 18gms of protein
Almonds 100gms – 21gms of protein
Flaxseeds 100gms – 18gms of protein
Quinoa 1 cup - 8gms of protein
Tofu 100gms – 8gms of protein
Lentils 100gms – 9gms of protein
Baked Beans 100gms – 21gms of protein
Peanut Butter 2tbs – 8gms of protein
Green Peas 1 cup – 8gms of protein
Potato x 1 – 7gms of protein
Spinach 1 cup -5gms of protein
Soy Milk 1 cup – 3.3gms of protein
This is a basic start guide as there are too many plant-based protein sources to mention (I could be listing these for a week lol). Hopefully the list I have provided you with is a great starting point to look for ways in which you can get natural sources of protein that are better for your body and for the animals.
I would like to note with all the seeds and nuts it is really easy to add them to your cereal and smoothies for example. This saves you from trying to consume them individually.
Additionally, there are a quite a number of Vegan protein powders on the market.
For other sources of plant-based protein, there is an array of mock meats available in supermarkets all across Australia.
Mock meat protein is mainly made up of soy, but you can find quite a few options that don’t contain any soy, they provide just as much if not more protein than actual meat plus they don’t have any saturated animal fats or cholesterol they’re often fortified with B12 and It is important to note that not all mock meat is created equal some are more healthy than others.
In conclusion to this article, I have done quite a lot of research on my own to present this information. The simple fact is that plant-based foods do not cause cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and heart disease.
If you would like some further information on plant protein or how you can switch to a cleaner, healthier more nutrient-rich diet than please feel free to email me at:
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