The food we eat is a birthplace of social gatherings, family outings and the hub of many conversations. For others, it can be a source of pain.
Research and information studied shows repeatedly that our bodies can handle an occasional indulgence of most any food if we lead a predominantly healthy lifestyle, and if our bodies do not react with some type of sensitivity or allergic reaction.
However, a big topic of controversy and confusion tends to be the subject of protein. How much does our body need each day, and is animal protein okay for us?
"The evidence is clear from research compiled for decades that the consumption of animal protein promotes many diseases including cancers, osteoporosis, heart disease, cardiovascular disease and obesity. One such study, The China Study, which is the largest nutritional study every undertaken, proved that consumption of more than 10% of daily protein from animal sources turns on the cancer promoting ability of certain genes. Over and over they were able to turn on and turn off the cancer expressing ability of the genes, simply by controlling the protein source and the amount. Likewise, this did not happen with plant based foods."
For more detailed info, go to http://www.webnd.com/why-limit-animal-proteins.php
By consuming a variety of whole, plant based foods, you fuel your body with sufficient protein, nutrients and phytonutrients to promote a healthy body. Following is a list of protein options to get you started.
If you would like more specific guidance tailored to you and your body, contact me today to discuss how we can find a plan that works for you.