How much protein does our body need? The body needs only 25-30 grams per day. We need protein for healthy tissue, growth and repair, not as a fuel source. 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 proper combination of amino acids. Fruits, however, have their own protein complement reduced to amino acids during the ripening process.
They tell us we need 70-100 grams of protein per day. This is definitely far in excess of the body’s need and is a source of many problems. If we eat too much protein, our bodies become overloaded with the poisonous byproducts of protein metabolism, which cannot be eliminated, resulting in gout, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases, such as arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, accelerated aging, obesity, and ultimate acidosis. .
Think about it, a great bull grows to size on a plant source of protein, and so does the gorilla, the strongest animal by body rate. Both are 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 have 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 waste material called uric acid that is normally eliminated by an animal’s kidneys. Uric acid is a poison for humans, 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, calcium urate crystals lie dormant and become concentrated in the joints, feet, and lower back.
The liver of men is smaller than that of a carnivore (carnivore) and for this reason we cannot detoxify ourselves very easily from the poisonous products inherent in food of animal origin. Our kidneys are also small and get sick from the overwork caused by a diet high in animal protein. Another terrifying discovery was made that the beautiful red color of meat in most butcher shops and high-end chain stores may have been altered by using carbon monoxide combined with myoglobin to form carboxmoglobin, which is injected to enhance color and the freshness of the meat. And what to say about the hormones injected into the animals, annual inoculations against diseases. All these chemicals get 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. Is it wise to think so? 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’m getting complete protein? Fortunately, we have an amino acid pool, which stores amino acids, so that the body needs them regularly enough to make proteins, and they are available. This group of amino acids is found in the liver and bloodstream. The amino acid pool is like a bank that is open 24 hours a day. If our breakfast contains only 3 of the essential amino acids, not enough to make the complete protein, these 3 are placed in the amino acid group. During the next meal we can eat 2 additional amino acids. These are also transformed into the group of amino acids. At dinner we can recover the 3 missing amino acids. Now the body has extracted from the amino acid pool all that is needed to form a complete protein.
Protein Sources: Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts (unsalted and unroasted), seeds, avocados, sprouts, legumes, and unrefined grains provide us with the highest quality protein in a form that is easily digested and assimilated by the body. It is not difficult to get the 25-30 grams you need.