Protein – how much, the good & the bad

5 d) Protein (con’t) Source for below:

How much protein?                                                                                                                                       “The Recommended Daily Allowance of protein (50-63 grams) was reportedly established at twice what was determined for participants in their study. Americans consumes far more protein than any person in the study needed to sustain health. Researchers concluded that actual daily protein need is only 30-40 grams, and less if from raw vegetable proteins that are utilized twice as well.

Check nutrition labels to estimate protein intake. (1 gram per serving of fruits and vegetables, 5 per egg or handful of nuts, 10 per cup of milk, 15 per cup of beans or half-cup of cottage cheese, and 25 per 3-4 ounce of meat.).  The amount of protein on food labels only lists the complete proteins. A product may contain much higher amounts of incomplete protein. Combining such products can increase total protein.

Protein needs are influenced by age, sex, weight, pregnancy, lactation, strenuous exercise, energy intake, recovery from trauma, preparation methods, and digestibility.  Protein digestive secretions are acidic, while carbohydrate digestive juices are alkaline. A meal that combines animal protein with carbohydrates can prevent digestion of both. Therefore, you could be consuming the recommended amount of protein, but not digesting it.

Some types of protein are harmful, indigestible, while others are health- building :                      Bad proteins:

Genetically engineered proteins used in food. or drugs are laboratory-created, chemically altered, and foreign to our bodies, and can damage our health.

Animal Products                                                                                                                                                    Excess animal  protein leaves toxic residues of metabolic wastes, uric acid, and purines in tissues; causing autotoxemia, over-acidity, nutritional deficiencies, intestinal putrification, arthritis, gout, dehydration, organ and glandular malfunctions (such as diabetes), kidney damage and/or stones, pyorrhea, schizophrenia, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, premature aging, premature death, and fatigue.  Chemicals in animal protein are addictive, so we crave it.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stay tuned next week for more on protein