Sunday, January 9, 2011
Where do I get my Protein, Calcium and Iron from...
This is another common question. If I'm not eating meat and dairy, then where am I getting protein, iron and calcium?
•Based on 700 studies, a diet consisting of about 7% protein is more than enough for most people.("The China Study" by Dr Campbell)
•Raw food has much more usable protein and of higher quality than cooked food. So you'll need less.
•Multiple studies show that eating vegan protein is much healthier for you than protein from animals (dairy and meat).
•The best sources of non animal protein are green leafy vegetables, nuts & seeds, (wheat) grasses, sprouts, grains.
The best vegan sources of iron are spinach, swiss chart, prune juice, beet greens, sesame seeds, cashews, raisins, apricots, water melon, kale, sunflower seeds, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, sun dried tomatoes, seaweeds and flax seed.
That's why drinking fresh vegetable juices on a raw vegan diet is very important. Vegetable juices are concentrated mineral juices.
The best vegan source of calcium is sesame seeds. But also almonds, broccoli, cabbage, collards, dandelion greens, dulse (a seaweed), kale, prunes. And uncooked they're much easier to absorb.
Why I don't eat Dairy
The butterfat is crushed in the homogenisation process and produces foreign amino acids, the body produces homocystines as a result which leads to allergic reactions. They put vitamin D in the milk. Do you actually believe they want to do this and are doing it for your health? It is due to the fact that the altered calcium from the high heat in pasteurisation alters the calcium so much your body will reject it and they found children getting rickets due to this. So they added the vitamin D to force the body to absorb this altered calcium that generally ends up as bone spurs, cataracts, and kidney stones.
Besides all that... Cow's milk is designed for baby cow's, not humans! Drinking another animal's milk introduces new toxins in the body and actually leaches calcium.
Why I don't eat Meat
To those people who say we are designed to eat meat... ever tried to catch a wild animal with your bare hands, then proceed to eat his freshly-dead corpse? Just because we are able to (of course after we carefully cut it off the bone and thrown spices on it to make it palatable) doesn't mean we are supposed to.
Apart from the fact that we weren't designed to do that and that we are more closely related to Herbivores, its bad for your health. All meats are highly acid forming in the body. A diet which is rich in acid forming foods is know to increase the risk of many illness and disease, the body's immune system, and the ability to eliminate toxins.
Meat also contains no fibre and is difficult for our bodies to digest, it is also high in fat and cholesterol.