This nutrient is necessary and ideal when it makes up 8 to 10% of your caloric intake. This amount happens naturally when consuming a whole food, plant-based diet. Protein is present in all foods, including whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. When they are consumed in whole natural form, we get all the protein our body needs to repair and grow new cells.
Protein has been made into a super-nutrient by media sabotage of other nutrients. The media has convinced the masses that carbohydrates make you fat and should be consumed sparingly. They have told us to consume a low-fat diet to avoid obesity and heart disease. Well, what nutrient are we left with? Protein! It must be good for us. It repairs and grows cells in the body. People then began consuming more protein than other nutrients and created an imbalance. They added animal proteins because they were believed to be the ideal source. It is true that animal protein is the closest form of protein to human protein and is used efficiently by the body to create growth. We also know that it promotes too much growth. Animal protein promotes the growth of cells we wish to keep from growing, such as cancer cells. It can cause cells to mature faster and, in turn, hasten the aging process. I don’t know about you, but I want the slowest form of cell growth and aging happening in my body.
Dairy protein exposure in infants has been directly correlated with the onset of Type 1 Diabetes. A protein found in dairy, casein, has also been shown to turn on cancer cell growth. Protein in the form of animal flesh is loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol.
I can hear you asking….What about Fish? Fish has the highest rate of pesticides of anything we can consume on our planet. This is because of all of the runoff of industry contaminates, fertilizers and pesticides from farming grains to feed our country’s livestock. Fish, like chicken, is animal muscle tissue, and all contain cholesterol, plus a toxic amount of contaminates. A Protective Diet also focuses on the protection of animals and our environment alongside of human health. If we continue fishing practices, farmed or wild caught, ocean biologists predict the seas will be empty by 2050. This will affect our entire ecosystem and change the world as we know it within our lifetime and our children’s lifetime.
Plant protein is the cleanest form for proper cell repair and healthy growth when consumed in whole foods. Isolated protein such as protein powders are taxing on our livers, are out of balance in a healthy diet, and can cause unhealthy growth. Eating a whole food, plant-based diet will naturally provide all the usable clean protein the human body requires without the need to count grams.