Best Sources of Protein: Truths and Lies

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Where does the best protein come from? If you answer beef, poultry, eggs or any other meat-based products, you have been tricked by the food industry. The best sources of protein come from plants, not animals. Plants and certain bacterias are the only species that can produce all the proteins needed for humans and animals. Scientists believed that there are 20 types of protein in the human body. Out of these 20 proteins, the body cannot synthesis 9 of them which are known as essential proteins. Whether this is true or not, the human body does a great job synthesizing protein as long as it is not starved of protein. Animals are similar to humans when it comes to synthesizing protein. Unlike humans and animals, plants can produce all the 20 proteins through a chemical reaction made possible by the sun’s energy. This is why plant is the best source of high quality protein.

When choosing your sources of protein, it is best to choose the sources that are organically grown (plant-based food) or raised on pasture farms (meat-based food). Plants that are not organically grown are sprayed with harmful chemicals, such as pesticides. When you eat these plants for protein, you are also destroying your body with harmful chemicals. Animals that are not grown in pasture farms free of synthetic chemicals are also not healthy to eat. This is because these animals are fed with foods that are contaminated with harmful chemicals and are usually injected with artificial growth hormones. These chemicals bio-accumulate in the animal’s fatty tissues. When you eat the meat from these animals, you are also consuming harmful chemicals.

When choosing your sources of protein, I recommend getting most of your protein from plant-based foods. Certain plant-based foods are not just high in protein but also high in nutrients. These nutrients are essential for helping your body utilize protein properly. The food industry did an excellent job convincing the public to believe that meat has more protein than plant. In fact, an ounce of spinach or asparagus has more protein than an ounce of beef. Their protein standards are for the purpose of profits, not health. If their protein standards were true, there would be a lot of protein deficiency in poor countries. The human race would not of survived for this long if the protein requirements made by the food industry were true.

If doctors tell you that you should consume conventionally grown meat to achieve your protein requirements, be alarmed! Many of the knowledge giving to these doctors are controlled by the food industry. The food industry massive contributions to politicians gave it a lot of power to rewrite the health education books. Many of these doctors who learn from these books have no clue that they are being brainwashed. If they did know and still advise you to eat more meat, they do not care about your health, only the money. However, if they advise you to consume meat from animals raised on pasture farm, then you have found some great doctors.

Most health experts who are not influenced by the food industry agree that three percent of adults total calories should come from protein, not the 10 percent require by the USDA. Many of these experts agree that 10 percent is too high for protein requirement. This requirement is one of the main reasons why Americans have higher risks of kidney disease, osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer. The excessive protein that your body do not use is usually burned as fuel. Burning protein as fuel is not as efficient as burning carbohydrate. Your body uses more energy to turn protein into usable energy. Plus, the process of turning protein into energy is not as clean. Protein contains nitrogen. When your body breaks its molecules apart, it produces nitrogenous residues. These toxic residues is harmful to many of the systems of your body, especially the liver and kidney.

Best sources of high quality protein:

  • Peanuts
  • Tomato
  • Wild Rice
  • Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Green Beans
  • Lentils
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Hemp
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  1. Garett says:

    The US government has been pro carbohydrates, not pro protein. Just look at the food pyramid, it recommends grains as your primary food source, which is high in carbohydrates. It does not make any sense for you to say that the USDA is trying to promote a high protein diet, because they are not. Only RECENTLY has there been a movement by only a few people that promote high protein/low carb diets, and most people are not following a high protein diet, especially obese people.

    You also stated that animal protein is full of saturated fat and cholesterol. That doesn’t even make sense… protein is protein, fat is fat, and cholesterol is cholesterol. Protein of any kind does not contain fat or cholesterol. Additionally, protein is broken down in to amino acids, which is necessary for a lot of things. Amino acids can indeed turn in to fat, but they need carbohydrates to do that. Not all amino acids are used for energy.

    Protein does contain nitrogen, but the excess nitrogen is broken down in to urea(non-toxic) by the liver, and then processed by the kidneys. Diabetes is the #1 cause of kidney failure, which is caused by high blood glucose levels, which is caused by carbohydrates, NOT protein.

  2. PL Chang says:

    Yes, I agree with you about the government supporting carbohydrates. The USDA, like many similar agencies, are influenced by lobbyists. The USDA may not be the one promoting meat-based diet but its laws are made mostly to satisfy its sponsors (lobbyists) and partially the public. The world of business is mostly about money. If you have a lot of money, you have a lot of power. You can control a whole country if you are rich enough. This is why it is hard to trust these agencies that are influenced by lobbyists.

    I agree with you that protein by itself doesn’t contain saturated fat and cholesterol. What I meant to say was that the protein in meat is accompanied by saturated fat and cholesterol. Kidney failure and diabetes are caused by many things. The main one is unhealthy diets. In fact, people all over the world are reversing diabetes by adopting a 100 percent “raw” plant-based diet.

    Nitrogenous residues may not be harmful in small quantities but it is a different story when consumed in large quantities. Even pure water is harmful in large quantities.

    When it comes down to the health benefits, raw plant-based food far exceeds meat-based food. Try getting most of your calories from raw plant-based food and you will notice a big change in your strength, energy and health.

  3. Tony says:

    Why not mention hemp protein? It is the best source of protein…isn’t it?

    • PL Chang says:

      Proteins from plant-based food, including hemp, are all great sources of protein. When buying hemp protein products, make sure it is as close to its natural state as possible. There are a lot of hemp protein products out there that are processed; therefore, most of their nutrients are lost. These nutrients are necessary for helping the body to effectively utilize protein.

  4. Gary Narramore says:

    Why is it so hard to find information on nutrition without political propaganda? It makes the validity of the information questionable.