Why do I prefer plant based protein?
Why do I prefer plant based protein?
As a health coach, I get this question almost daily.
What are the other sources protein if we don’t want to eat animal Protein?
There are so many other sources of protein that I personally prefer instead of meat specially. I’m not a big fan of meat for various reasons. I know many people like to close their ears when I talk about it. They believe they can ONLY get complete protein from meat. Yes, that is the most common way maybe but times has changed. It is now very difficult to find a clean meat. Read along, you will know what I’m talking about .
Here are my reasons of not eating meat.
As a Kundalini Yogi, I learned from our master teacher Yogi Bhajan that, when an animal dies, Its proteins coagulate within few hour. They undergo a process called auto putrefaction in which original substance begins to break down and decay, releasing various toxins. When you eat meat, it can NOT completely broken down in the upper digestive tract, and so the process of decay and release of toxins continues in the colon. These toxins initially be absorbed by the liver, but eventually even the liver can not handle them, and the body becomes polluted. Vegetable proteins, by comparison, do not go under auto putrefaction. Their main residue is cellulose, which is inert.
Meat is among the most acid-producing foods. It leaves a residue of uric acid in the bloodstream. Acidic blood is an ideal environment for the development of cancer.
Meat is also among the greatest source of cholesterol, which contributes to the heart disease, hardening of the arteries. Most animals which are raised for their meat today are fed a variety of chemicals and hormones to make them grow faster and bigger. That’s what I meant by hard to find clean meat.
Meat takes three days to pass through the human system. For optimum health, men needs to digest food within 24 hours, women in 18 hours.
So these are my personal reasons for cutting meat out of my diet.
What if you want to eat meat occasionally in moderations.
Than I would recommend that you get your meat from a butcher that you know personally, making sure the animal was 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, meaning that the animal for its entire life was on natural grass and did not receive any hormones or chemicals, because whatever the animal ate while alive now it’s in its blood forever. I am not against anyone eating meat, just make sure you choose your meat well and you know your butcher that if you were to ask him where the meat is coming from, he can answer you. It is your every right to know what you are putting into your body. Remember you are what you EAT. It is so important.
Does reducing or cutting meat all together help promote weight loss?
YES. Vegetarians lose weight twice as fast as meat-eaters. Since it so important to digest our food properly and eliminated it from our body, undigested meat actually stays in the body longer and toxins likes to hold onto fat to survive, so the less toxins you have the less fat you will keep. Simple as that.
What do I need eat to have complete protein if I am not eating meat?
There are so many other sources of complete protein which is so much easier on the body and so much better for your overall health. Here are some I listed for you. Try them, see what you like. They are all delicious.
Protein: 8 grams per 1 cup serving, cooked
Protein: 6 grams per 1 cup serving, cooked
Protein: 10 grams per 2 tablespoon serving
Protein: 4 grams per 2 tablespoon serving
Protein: 10 grams per 1/2 cup serving (firm tofu); 15 grams per 1/2 cup serving (tempeh); 15 grams per 1/2 cup serving (natto)
Protein: 8 grams per 2 slice serving
Protein: 13 grams per 1/2 cup serving
RICE AND BEANS
Protein: 7 grams per 1 cup serving
Protein: 21 grams per 1/3 cup serving
SPIRULINA WITH GRAINS OR NUTS
Protein: 4 grams per 1 tablespoon
HUMMUS AND PITA
Protein: 7 grams per 1 whole-wheat pita and 2 tablespoons of hummus
PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH
Protein: 15 grams per 2-slice sandwich with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Every time legumes like beans, lentils, and peanuts are combined with grains like wheat, rice, and corn, it becomes complete protein.
I recommend pre-soaking all the legumes with seaweed called Kombu. I also boil them with kombu, remove and drain the water after boiling your grains. Kombu will reduce the gas producing properties of beans. Also makes the it easier to digest by reducing the phytic acid in legumes, for this reason, I mostly soak all my grains, nuts and legumes.
My favorite Plant based protein powder.
I have a very busy schedule, I plan my meals most of the time, but sometimes with juggling two kids and work I get side track. I get lazy or simply have no time to grab a proper food. If you are like me and constantly on the go than you need to support your body with right supplements. Always check with your doctor to find out what is best for your body. I need to make sure to have enough protein because I work out 5-6 times a week, and our body needs certain amino acids to keep our muscles from breaking down. As we age we lose muscle tone, therefore it’s so important to have protein every day.
I use: Fermented Protein Shake
I can not tell you enough how much I love this product. I am a huge fan of Donna Gates and her work, she dedicated her life to help us. I believe healthy gut is the most important thing for your overall health. I use her products and I personally recommended to everyone.
Here are some awesome benefits of this Protein powder which will satisfy your needs.
It will help with your weight loss, she uses pea protein in her Immune Power Protein Shake it is easy for body to use. 15 grams of fermented pea protein per serving. A fermented pea protein provides maximum bioavailability of nutrients, it also contains eight medicinal mushrooms to further balance your blood sugar which helps with your carvings, therefore it promotes weight loss.
It also has branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) that can reduce or prevent muscle breakdown during exercise. It also prevent muscle atrophy with age. I am not even going there.
I will never talk about a product like this unless I didn’t believe in it so much. I am so happy that Donna Gates created this protein shake. I have so many smoothie recipes that if you signed up for my newsletter you already have them. You can use a scoop of Immune Power Protein to make it a perfect meal replacement.