Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Foods With Protein Revealed

Many people are often wondering what are the best foods with protein. Many people think that protein is only found in meat, but there are many plant based foods with protein.

People who are trying to build muscle often turn to protein drinks that are made from whey and eating lots of meat. Eating these excess foods with protein can be very hazardous to the body. In order to prevent disease and cancer, we need to maintain a pH balance diet. Animal protein is very acidic and will create a very acidic body especially when eaten in excess. Even though you may think you are helping your body build muscle, you are creating a disease prone body.

If you have ever heard of the book The China Study, I would definitely recommend reading it. Dr. Campbell talks about how eating animal protein in excess can cause many diseases and disorders. It can trigger cancer, multiple sclerosis, crohns disease, colitis, and many other diseases.

It can even cause diseases in your later years. We may think it is natural to loose eyesight, have hip replacements, etc., but most of the diseases in our later years are linked to eating excess animal protein. A lot of people I talk to say that they don't care about what they eat, they are just going to die anyways. But people don't think about how much they may suffer along the way. I know we will all die, but I want to live a happy and healthy life. I don't want debilitating diseases to keep me from accomplishing my life's purpose.

Let's take a look at a few plant based foods with protein. There are many foods with protein that offer so many more nutrients that our body needs. Sprouted pumpkin seeds make up about 17% of the DV for protein. Not only that, they have magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, and zinc.

Chia seeds are another great source of protein. A chia seed is 23% complete protein in itself. It also has calcium, niacin, iron, and thiamin. Chia seeds are also considered a power food. They have omega 3 and omega 6 benefits.

Sprouted almonds are another source of protein. They have about 6 grams of protein in them. They are also very high in vitamin E, zinc, calcium, iron, and potassium to name a few.

If you like Mexican food, beans are rich in protein. They have about 8 grams of protein per serving. We eat tons of beans at our house. We love Mexican food!

There are so many other seeds, grains, and legumes that are high in protein. There are so many plant based foods with protein to choose from. We are not limiting our diet, we are opening it up to many more possibilities.

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