There is no real evidence of dietary protein deficiency
Who do you know who has a protein deficiency? The chances are, your answer is “no one.” In the past 19 years, I have asked that question hundred’s of times. The look I receive, even from the most ardent protein proponent personal trainer at the gym or dietician, is confusion when they too realize that their answer is “no one.”
Once, in a large group, one woman raised her hand. As it turned out, years prior she had gastric bypass surgery. Her body was unable to absorb nutrients from food.
The problem isn’t a lack of protein. The problem is too much protein.
I just did a quick check by entering “protein” into the search box on the right of this post, and I found 41 pages (280 posts) that I have previously written on protein.
If you have questions about protein, I invite you to simply click here and you will be taken directly to these 280 posts.
I think you will discover the last thing that you need to worry about is protein deficiency!
The Dangers of Too Much Protein
If you read these posts, you will see that the worst sources of protein are meat, poultry, fish and all dairy products. You will learn that plant proteins can provide all the essential amino acids, and that there is no need to combine complementary proteins. You will see that the reality is that spinach is 51.8% protein, oatmeal, 14.3% protein, strawberries 8.4% protein and broccoli is 8% protein.
You will also learn that animal proteins cause stress on your kidneys and that dairy proteins cause inflammation, chronic digestive problems and cancer. And, animal proteins cause weight gain.
Seattle Weight Loss Hypnosis Specialist Roger Moore can help you make the transition to a healthy whole food plant-based lifestyle easy.
“People are more likely to suffer from protein excess than protein deficiency. The adverse effects associated with long-term high protein diets may include disorders of bone and calcium balance, disorders of kidney function, increased cancer risk, disorders of the liver, and worsening of coronary artery disease. Therefore, there is currently no reasonable scientific basis to recommend protein consumption above the current recommended daily allowance, due to its potential disease risks.” ~ Michael Greger, M.D. Read The Great Protein Fiasco
It is practically impossible to even design a diet of whole plant foods that’s sufficient in calories, but deficient in protein.
The number one advice that doctors give to their patients is to eat more protein – and that may be the most dangerous.
As long as you consume adequate calories to maintain a healthy weight from a variety of whole plant foods, (and not from junk foods and/or just fruit) you will get in all the protein and amino acids that you need.
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