Where do you get your protein?
This is an often asked question to a vegan and a vegetarian. Out of the 20 twenty different amino acids in the food we eat, our body can only make 11 of them. The nine essential amino acids, which cannot be produced by the body, must be obtained from eating.
A variety of grains, legumes, and vegetables can provide all of the essential amino acids our bodies require. It was once thought that various plant foods had to be eaten together to get their full protein value, otherwise known as protein combining or protein complementing. Now we know that intentional combining is not necessary to obtain all of the essential amino acids. AS long as the eating lifestyle contains a variety of grains, legumes, and vegetables, protein needs are easily met.
With the Standard American Diet (SAD), the average American consumes about double the protein her or his body needs. Additionally, the main sources of protein consumed tend to be animal products, which are also high in fat and saturated fat. Most individuals are surprised to learn that protein needs are actually much less than what they have been consuming.
High protein eating lifestyles for weight loss, disease prevention, and enhanced athletic performance have been greatly publicized over recent years. However, these “diets” are supported by little scientific research. Studies show that the healthiest eating lifestyle is one that is high in carbohydrate, low in fat, and adequate in protein. Increased intake of whole grains, fruits and vegetables is recommended for weight control and preventing diseases such as cancer and heart disease. High carbohydrate, low-fat, moderate-protein diets are also recommended to optimal athletic performance. Contrary to the information and fad diets currently promoted by some popular books, a diet that is high in protein can actually contribute to disease and other health problems.
There is an effect of two things, “to know and to believe one knows. To know is science, to believe one knows is ignorance.” - Hippocrates
People are very strange, myself included sometimes. For example, we have a car, is our mean of transportation everyday. Have you noticed how all people are paying so much attention to the fuel that they put in their cars? To biannual check-ups? Listening to the engine? All that stuff. We take care of our cars, don't we?
Is not the same with our bodies. Most people eat for the taste and to feel full, satiated. We have no idea about the nutrients that our body needs. Our bodies are our most important means of transportation, why do we not take care of our bodies as we take care of our cars? It's ridiculous, isn't it?
Go plant-based! Eat smart!
Quinoa, Amaranth oder auch Canihua, da es für viele einfach nur ein Trend ist, sich glutenfrei zu ernähren, obwohl sie nicht ernsthaft von Zöliakie oder einer Unverträglichkeit betroffen sind, rücken diese Pseudogetreide immer mehr in den Vordergrund. Dabei wird oft vergessen, wo diese Lebensmittel herkommen: aus Südamerika, wo sie für die dortige Bevölkerung einfach ein wichtiges Grundnahrungsmittel zum Kochen und Backen darstellen. Die hohen Exporte führen nun dazu, dass die Produkte vor Ort teurer werden und sie sich nicht mehr jeder leisten kann. Fair Trade Produkte sind deshalb ein Muss. Wir sollten aber lieber auf regionale Lebensmittel zurückgreifen. Und wenn es kein Weizen, Dinkel oder Kartoffeln sein sollen, dann sind Buchweizen und Hülsenfrüchte eine super Alternative. // Quinoa, amaranth or canihua, because of the new gluten-free trend, whether don't having celiac disease or an intolerance, these pseudo-grains are more and more in focus. But what we shall have in mind is the origin of these products, which is South America. For local population these pseudo-grains are an important basic food. But the higher amounts of export result in higher prices for them. Normally basic food isn't affordable anymore for everyone. Fair Trade therefore is a must-have for these products. However, we better shall prefer local foods as grains or potatos. An gluten-free alternative are buckwheat or pulses.
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Rainy day... Mh... What to eat?
Warm oats & cinnamon with chocolate whey have become my favorite breakfast combo. It's like dessert for breakfast!
I cannot decorate food like the pros but I sure can mix up creative tastes in a bowl by sticking to health benefits of ingredients. 🍭Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, increases sensitivity to the hormone insulin, lowers blood sugar levels.
READ MORE AT https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon#section9 🍭Oats are rich in antioxidants & lowers cholesterol levels. A good source of low GI carbs & healthy dose of fiber. Additional, oats are very high in many vitamins and minerals.
READ MORE AT https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-benefits-oats-oatmeal 🍭And lastly, iso whey - my favorite. Especially chocolate flavor. It is a complete protein packed with essential amino acids, with little to no fat or carbs (depending on your brand). With less than 1% lactose it is easily degisted. These are all ticks if you want grow healthy muscles for a lean body.
READ MORE AT https://www.livestrong.com/article/39242-benefits-whey-protein-isolate/