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Plant Protein Vs Animal Protein

Here are the three main differences between plant and animal protein

1. Digestion period

Plant-based foods require only 18 hours in total to digest: 6 hours in the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine each. Plants are the first natural and edible source of protein that is loaded with nutrients, fibre and healthy bacteria. This makes it easier for the human body to digest, absorb, and assimilate them, leaving you more energetic and healthier.

Animal based protein has more saturated fats, and foods like Meat & fish can take as long 3 days or more to fully digest. They require 24 hrs in the stomach, small intestine, large intestine each. The proteins & fats they contain are complex molecules that take longer for your body to separate.

If you digest plant protein instead of animal protein, you could absorb three times more nutrients! And where do bulls, cows, goats & sheep get their proteins? Plants.

Note: Arnold Schwarzenneger, a few years ago, went *80%* vegan to reverse all of the damage done to his body by steroids and a heavy meat diet. He reversed several health markers. (Don't let Arnold steal the show from the plant-based & vegetarian proteins we're talking about here. )

2. Amino Acids Myth

A lot of people think that, in order to get all the amino acids your body needs, you have to eat animal protein as part of one meal. This is false! You can get these nutrients from several plant-based food groups; furthermore, your body knows how to store and use them together effectively.

3. Unlike animals, plants cannot get cancer

It has been scientifically proven that animals generate cortisol, a stress-related hormone, while being kept in confinement, tortured, or when they are separated from their children. We already live under high levels of stress and have increased cortisol levels, so there are extra reasons to avoid beef, eggs, casein protein, shellfish, and other foods. Cows produce cortisol during confinement torture. Even grass fed cattle release the chemical at slaughter.

Research : Susan K. Pell, director of science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden says, “plants don’t get cancer like animals do. and the tumors they do get do not metastasize because plant cells don't move around.” Rather, they are held in place by cell walls.

According to a research published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, higher intakes of animal protein were linked to an increased risk of early death. Those who ate more meat and animal-based protein had a 23% higher chance of dying from chronic disease due to reduced kidney function and enhanced production of cancer-related hormones.

Monique Tello, MD, MPH wrote in a journal published by Harvard Medical School that red meats (including beef, lamb, and pork) as well as refined meats (bacon, sausage, deli meats) are transformed to poisons that harm our blood vessels and other organs. This toxic process has been linked to heart disease and diabetes.

I hope that this encourages you to be more mindful of what you consume and to only put things into your body that will positively affect your health. You deserve to treat yourself with kindness and respect, so make sure that the food you eat aligns with those goals.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before making any lifestyle changes.

Source: Nishteswar, Karra. “Ayurvedic Concept of Food and Nutrition.” Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences, vol. 6, no. 4, OMICS Publishing Group, 2016.

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