Protein from Vegetables vs. Meat… What’s the big deal?

fruit at a foreign market

What you eat impacts everything from your skin to your bones to your cognitive abilities.

Ounce for ounce and Calorie for calorie… Broccoli and Kale provide more protein than Porterhouse steak?!?

Cooked Kale and Broccoli also provide more Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Folate than Beef Short Loin and Porterhouse Steak.

Protein is a macro nutrient necessary for the proper growth and function of the human body. Although there are vegetables that have proteins, Harvard School of Public Health found that it critical to eat a variety of protein choices so you can get all of your Amino Acids!  Growing evidence reveals high-protein food choices do play a role in health—but eating healthy protein sources like avocados, beans, or nuts in place of red meat can lower the risk of several diseases.

High Protein Food Chart

A study from May 2012 by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that saturated fats found in red meat and full-fat dairy products causes the brain to age more quickly than other kinds of fat. The good news is that you can slow brain aging by consuming healthy oils like Avocado, Coconut Oil and other monounsaturated fats.

This Protein Juice blend includes:

1/2 an Avocado
1 Cup of Cashews
3/4 Cup of Raspberries
3/4 Cup Mango
2 Cups of Mixed Greens (Spinach, Kale Radicchio)
1/4 Cup Cucumber
1 Cup of Coconut Water
1/2 Lemon
Protein Nutribullet bodhi and nutribullet

There is considerable debate over the amount of protein a person needs to consume per day, but the current recommended daily intake is listed below:

RDA Chart for Protein

BENEFITS OF EATING PROTEIN FROM VEGETABLES & FRUITS:

Various studies show that eating even small amounts of red meat, especially processed red meat, on a regular basis is linked to increased Free Radicals, increased risk of Heart Disease and Stroke.

People who are Gluten Sensitive or have GI issues also tend to have low digestive enzymes and need to be extremely careful about eating meat, paying particular attention to added dyes, antibiotics and of course, gluten.

Meat is very high in fat, cholesterol and if non-organic, it has synthetic hormones. Many meat proteins in food are found to be responsible for food allergies.
Meat causes your body, mind and organs to age, where Organic Vegetables promote Anti-aging, they are high in Vitamins & Antioxidants, have good Fiber, low-fat Protein, and they are great for your Heart and Brain.

For 3 times per week, try replacing red meat with healthy proteins such as this Protein Juice Blend above – you may greatly lower your risk of disease and discover that it’s Yummy Yummy Baby!

veggies

Stay healthy and happy! ~ Dr. Dee

2 thoughts on “Protein from Vegetables vs. Meat… What’s the big deal?

  1. Dear Dr. Dee, I came across your blog right after posting a vegetarian recipe in mine!! I am in Greece and we have wonderful, plentiful vegetables, fruit and legumes but unfortunately modern living has influenced our traditional diet…. You can check out my one and only recipe (there will be others too, I promise). Have a good weekend and good luck with your lively blog

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  2. Pingback: Quinoa… an Ancient Grain?!? Yummy Recipe for You & Baby! | Yummy Yummy Baby!

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