Where can I get my protein as a vegan?
But, Where am I going to get my PROTEIN!?
The story on protein has been made deliberately so confused by commercial
propaganda that it’s always the first question that is asked about diets that
include no animal products. It is surprising for most people to learn that our
protein needs are actually very small.
Overconsumption of protein presents a far greater threat to our health
than not getting enough.
In fact, a major culprit in many human degenerative diseases is a protein
Your concern should not be how to get more protein but that you are getting
too much. Our Western society is protein poisoning itself
The truth is, it’s practically impossible to not get enough,
Our true protein needs can be easily determined quite definitively by
examining the protein content of human mother’s milk.
Use your common sense When in life are your protein needs the greatest?
The time in our lives when we are growing the most and therefore need our
highest level of protein is in the first six months of life. Yes, when we are
infants we grow faster than at any other time in our lives, consequently our
protein needs are the greatest. HOWEVER mother’s milk contains less
than 2% protein!!! By the way, fruit contains roughly the same percentage
The reality about proteins is that you needn’t concern AT ALL with getting
enough of them. And understand this: 70% of your protein is created
. In other words, your body reuses and recycles your protein, and
the more efficient your body is, the less protein it needs
All the aminos you need for proteins are found in plant sources. If you eat a
variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, you will get more
than enough protein. For example, lettuce is made up of 34% protein,
broccoli is 48% protein and spinach 49%!
The strongest animals in the world — horses, gorillas, elephants — are plant
eaters. And they sure aren’t eating steak or having protein shakes for
Don’t I need to eat meat for energy?
No. Protein is the last thing the body burns for energy. The first thing
your body uses is the second is Then it uses fat.
The last thing it ever uses for energy is protein. Moreover, excess protein
creates nitrogen in the body. Nitrogen causes fatigue — it makes you feel
But if I don’t eat meat, won’t my bones get weak?
Meat contains a lot of uric acid which leaches calcium from the system.
People who eat meat have the weakest bones. Osteoporosis, is caused by an
OVER-ABUNDANCE of protein, NOT a lack of calcium.
Now, let me tell you what gives meat its taste. Meat gets its flavor from uric
acid. This is the acid from the urine of the animal, which is flooded through
its body when it dies. (By the way, kosher has no urine, or taste.)
But that’s not all; when an animal dies its natural osmotic pressure disappears
and putrefactive germs contained in the colon flood its system. That’s right,
It is these putrefactive germs that tenderize meat during the aging
process. Now you know what you’re actually eating!
Now, the body can only deal with about 6 grains of uric acid in one day. An
average piece of meat however contains 16 grains. Uric acid in our
bloodstream directly causes gout and arthritis.
Don’t athletes need to consume lots of meat?
The world record-holder in the 24-hour triathlon is Sixto Lenares who cycled
185 miles, swam 4.8 miles and ran 52.4 miles in a single day without dairy
products, meat or eggs.
The Canadian tennis player, Peter Burwash, decided to try living on a
vegetarian diet. One year later, he was given the highest physical index of
any athlete in Canada.
Dave Scott, another vegetarian athlete, won the Ironman triathlon (2.4-mile
swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile run) six times.
A FEW IMPORTANT POINTS ON ECOLOGY
The world’s livestock consume increasing quantities of land,
energy, and water.
While It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, it
requires an astonishing 2,500 gallons (11,250 litres) of water to
produce a pound of meat.
If Americans reduced meat consumption by just 10%, it would free
12 million tons of grain annually for human consumption — an
amount that would entirely feed the 60 million people who will
starve to death each year.
A child dies of starvation every 3 seconds.
“If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating
meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do.”
— Paul McCartney