PROTEIN sources from PLANTS & ANIMALS

by admin on July 12, 2011

Throughout history people have been debating whether humans are Herbivores, Carnivores, or Omnivores. As you will see from the below, both animal and plant proteins play a vital role in our health.

Herbivores are animals that eat vegetation and have a digestive tract that is not only complicated, but is 27 times as long as the animals body in length. Carnivores are animals that Herbivores and have the simplest digestive tract that consists of a short piece of pipe with a single bulge near the beginning.

So does that mean we are Omnivores? Based on “observation,” Omnivores are often classified as eating a wide variety of both plant and animal foods.

No matter what classification you feel you are in, it is indisputable that a wide variety of PROTEINS are necessary to keep you vibrant, healthy, and feeling full of energy.

In addition to a wide variety to fruits, veggies, and good unsaturated fats, PROTEIN plays an essential role in your bodies functioning. Many ANIMAL, and PLANT foods contain protein. The best sources are fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils.

When you eat foods that contain protein, the digestive juices in your intestines and stomach go to work. The juices break down the protein food into amino acids. Amino acids then can be reused to make proteins, like globulins, that your body needs to maintain your muscles, bones, blood, and body organs.

In addition to the animal and plant proteins one can eat, there are many different amino acids in protein. 22 of them are very important to human health. Of those 22 amino acids, your body can naturally make 13 of them on their own. Your body can’t make the other 9 amino acids, but you can get them by eating protein rich foods. They are called essential amino acids because it’s absolutely ESSENTIAL that you get them from the foods you eat.

Protein from animal sources, which includes meat, and milk is called a complete protein, because it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids.

Most vegetable protein is considered incomplete because it lacks one or more of the essential amino acids, which is why it is a concern for someone who doesn’t eat meat or milk products. Although, people who eat a vegetarian diet can still get ALL of their essential amino acids by eating a wide variety of protein rich vegetable foods.

Seeds and nuts can be great sources of plant based protein and valuable nutrients; especially for people eating mostly a raw food and vegetarian diet.

For the person who prefers plant based proteins, you can’t get all of the amino acids you need from peanuts alone, but if you have peanut butter on whole grain bread, you’re set. Likewise, black beans won’t give you everything you need, but black beans and brown rice will do the trick.

The good news is that you don’t have to eat all of the essential amino acids in every meal. As long as you have a variety of protein sources throughout the day, your body will absorb what it needs from each meal.

As mentioned above, the body also needs the necessary kinds of amino acids in sufficient quantity in order to make proteins such as globulins. Globulins are divided into 3 classes: alpha, beta, and gamma globulins. Globulins haul the materials needed to build new, and replace worn or damaged bodily structures. The best way to insure the body has enough amino acid material to make the globulins is to eat food high in GLOBULIN PROTEINS.

So whether you prefer animal or plant proteins, one the best protein sources is the seeds of the plant cannabis sativa, or hemp seed. It contains all the essential amino acids, and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life.

No other single plant source has the essential amino acids in such an easily digestible form, nor has the essential fatty acids that is in a perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 essential fatty acid. This perfect ratio matches the balance required by the human body to meet human nutritional needs.

Since hemp seed protein is 65% globulin, its protein is readily available in a form quite similar to that found in blood plasma. Eating hemp seeds, or hempseed oil that contains no significant amounts of THC, is cold pressed, and has a pleasant nutty flavor.

It gives the body all of the essential amino acids, and protein required to maintain health, and has demonstrated the impressive benefits of a balanced diet which reduces risk of atherosclerosis, sudden cardiac death, certain types of cancers, decrease in the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, assists in mood improvement in bipolar disorders and optimizes development in infants and children.

As you can see, whether you are ingesting food from the animals, plants or both, it is absolutely essential that you are getting plenty of protein. Good luck and eat away………… Just be sure that you watch your portions size!

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