The animal protein problemProtein is one of the 3 essential macronutrients that the human body requires in abundance every single day. It's essential for a healthy immune system. Elements of the immune system such as antibodies and white blood cells rely on protein. In addition, protein prevents muscle loss and fatigue. A minimum of 0.8g per kg of bodyweight is necessary for preventing muscle loss and ensuring repair after workouts.
The problem is that the mainstream health and fitness community recommend animal products for this purpose. In fact, meat in particular is purported to be necessary for protein so regularly that it has almost become synonymous. For those following our recommended raw plant-based diet plan, this is often evidenced by the ubiquitous question that you'll commonly receive: where do you get your protein?
Protein from animal products is fraught with problems, however. We have to remember that anything and everything that we eat is a sum of multiple parts. Protein is just one of those many parts. When it comes to health, we have to consider how the protein is packaged. Protein that comes from animal products will always come packaged with a few of the following:
- Plenty of cholesterol, which isn't found in plant-based foods
- Damaging forms of saturated fat
- A distinct lack of micronutrients
- No antioxidants
- High salt content
- Nitrates and other preservatives
- Growth hormones fed to the animal before death
- Antibiotics used to keep the animal from being ill
- Stress hormones released upon death
- Potential contamination from faeces found on slaughterhouse floors
- High mercury content in fish products
- ...and this is just a few of the problems
So, where do you get your protein?
The truth is that protein is available in abundance in plant-based foods. Indeed, many leafy green vegetables and algaes are over 50% protein, whilst protein can be found in many other plant-based foods too. There'll be no cholesterol, low saturated fat (and typically only good fatty acids like lauric acid), and a wealth of micronutrients and antioxidants too.
For those looking to increase their protein intake, such as athletes or people looking to prevent age-related muscle loss, LifeGive Protein is the answer. It contains a better protein to calorie ratio than even the gold standard of animal products: chicken breast. It's entirely raw, whole food state and plant-based, and packaged with essential micronutrients such as iron and Vitamin D. In short, this is the most advanced and healthiest protein powder available.