Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Protein in meat form vs. in plant form...

Protein in meat form vs. in plant form...

One of my all-time favourite, most trailblazing organisations is Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, as they have effectively made significant strides in nutrition policy, scientific data, stopping animal testing, and much, much more. Now they have cleverly displayed their beef with a recent Arby's tweet claiming protein is better in meat form. Here is Neal Barnard, M.D.'s response along with the original tweet: http://bit.ly/VGNI1r

The fact is indisputable that the packaging of plant-based sources of protein are significantly more healthful, disease-fighting, and nutrient-dense than animal-based sources. Plant-based protein sources, such as legumes (lentils, beans, peas, peanuts), nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and soy products contain voluminous fiber and phytochemicals. Animal products contain none/zero/zilch of these two most important nutrients for health. Fibre and phytochemicals are known to significantly reduce risk for major chronic diseases, improve weigh management, stabilize blood sugar levels, and more. And they all the while contain ample doses of protein as well. Further, animal products contain high amounts of saturated fats, carcinogens, cholesterol, IGF-1, heme iron, among other compounds, all of which are know to promote disease.

Picking your packaging for protein and other nutrients may very well be the most crucial element to focus on, instead of simply aiming to consume one specific nutrient. Kudos to PCRM for pointing this out.

*Resources:
--->Protein and a Plant-Based Diet: http://bit.ly/1kEYKcc
--->Magical Beans: http://bit.ly/1kKQMpb
--->7 Reasons Lentils are the New Cauliflower: http://bit.ly/1koXJLX
--->NutritionFacts.org on Legumes: http://bit.ly/1tloYcb
--->Kaiser Permanente Thrive on Plant-Based Diets: http://bit.ly/1ohtK49


Shared from The Plant Based Dietician