When ever I am asked if plant proteins are complete proteins, I am reminded of the power of the media. The February 1975 issue of Vogue magazine published an article stating that you need to eat “complimentary proteins” together. That article has led to more than 40 years of misinformation and confusion.
Dr. John McDougall called out the American Heart Association for a 2001 publication that questioned the completeness of plant proteins. The American Heart Association has since changed and now say, “Plant proteins can provide all the essential amino acids, no need to combine complementary proteins.”
In the early 1900s, Americans were told to eat well over 100 grams of protein a day. And as recently as the 1950s, health-conscious people were encouraged to boost their protein intake.
Today nutritional science well documents that excess protein has been linked with osteoporosis, kidney disease, calcium stones in the urinary tract, and some cancers.
Fish and chicken have been marketed as a healthy protein. Well, not so fast: Researchers in England found that when people added about 5 ounces of fish (about 34 grams of protein) to a normal diet, the risk of forming urinary tract stones increased by as much as 250 percent.
In recent years we’ve learned that “Adding grilled chicken to your salad or sandwich can actually add carcinogens, chlorine, cholesterol, superbugs—and worst of all, feces.” (PCRM)
To consume a diet that contains enough, but not too much, protein, simply replace animal products with grains, vegetables, legumes (peas, beans, and lentils), and fruits.
The data is clear that plant proteins are best. Plant proteins are complete proteins and as long as you are eating enough calories, you are consuming enough protein. Unless you only eat jello, protein deficiency is not your issue.
Since 1997, I have taught hypnosis to hundreds of people who had the desire to stop eating the Standard American Diet foods that make you fat and sick. When you learn self-hypnosis choosing the whole plant based foods that make you slender and healthy can be easy.
“It turns out our body maintains pools of free amino acids that it can use to do all the complementing for us, not to mention the massive protein recycling program our body has. Some 90 grams of protein are dumped into the digestive tract every day from our own body to get broken back down and reassembled, and so our body can mix and match amino acids to whatever proportions we need, whatever we eat, making it practically impossible to even design a diet of whole plant foods that’s sufficient in calories, but deficient in protein. Thus, plant-based consumers do not need to be at all concerned about amino acid imbalances from the plant proteins that make up our usual diets.” ~ Dr. Michael Greger
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