The Power of Protein

WHAT IS PROTEIN?
Protein is a macronutrient that has many functions including building muscles in animals and providing energy to them. Protein is made up of amino acids, some which the body makes itself, but some that need to be ingested through food.
WHAT IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF PROTEIN?
Since only plants have the ability to take nitrogen from the air, break those molecules apart and incorporate that nitrogen into amino acids to make protein, the primary source of protein is obviously plants.
WHERE DO HERBIVORES GET THEIR PROTEIN FROM?
Be it the horse, gorilla, bull, elephant, giraffe or ox, all animals known for their agility, strength, aggression, endurance, height, stamina and other such enviable physical attributes, get their protein directly from plants.
WHERE DO CARNIVORES GET THEIR PROTEIN FROM?
Nature has designed carnivores to kill and eat other animals to get protein indirectly from the flesh and other body parts of those animals.
WHERE DO HUMANS GET THEIR PROTEIN FROM?
While humans can easily get their protein directly from plants, we have been led to believe that there is more and better protein in animal based foods.
WHY SHOULD WE AVOID EXCESS PROTEIN?
Items like meat, eggs and paneer are rich in protein. But that exactly is the problem because a human body does not need so much protein as we are told. If not burnt, protein stores as fat in our body. Moreover, a high intake of protein also tends to leave us less hungry for foods dense in other nutrients that are vital for our body to function properly.
WHY SHOULD WE AVOID ANIMAL PROTEIN?
As opposed to plant protein, animal protein is not essentially meant for us. The inherent properties of animal protein actually become the cause of many diseases. Besides, animal based items are high in saturated fat and contain cholesterol. Meat also has heme iron that is not good for us. And in today’s time, animal based items invariably contain hormones, pus and antibiotics.
WHERE SHOULD WE GET OUR PROTEIN FROM?
Plants! A vegan diet can easily fulfil our daily requirement of protein even without having to measure it. Legumes, nuts and seeds can provide ample protein for those who undertake vigorous physical activities. Besides, plant protein is easier for us to digest. And plant based items are low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol and heme iron.
So what are you waiting for? Power yourself with plant protein. Make a natural, healthy and ethical choice.
Malvika Kalra
Founder REHAI
freedom@rehai.org