Which has More Protein? Steak or Kale?
Eliminating nutrient-deficient foods from our kitchen is a good way to begin making the transition to a health-supporting diet, but we must not stop there. In order to achieve optimal health, we must also replace those foods with whole, nutrient-dense, plant foods. These foods contain a symphony of micronutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, essential fats, phytosterols, lignans, and flavonoids. But, do they contain enough quality protein?
The answer of course is yes. Although the question itself can be controversially problematic. Plant sources such as brocolli and kale have been reported to have more protein per 100 calories than beef. However, other well informed nutritional experts disagree. A more important question to ask is whether current protein recommendations are flawed? They are. Next we need to consider whether enough protein is available on a whole plant based foods? It is. In fact, animals which humans like to eat in order to "get enough protein" receive their protein first-hand by eating "From Sun to Plant to Plate." We should do the same because plant protein wins over animal protein.
Dr. John McDougall addresses the question of protein deficiency in the short video below:
I recommend my Starch-Smart® System because filling your plates with delicious, whole plant foods offers powerful benefits including weight loss, disease reversal, avoidance of harmful medical interventions, and protecting your children against future autoimmune diseases, cancer, and heart disease. Eating this way you will not become protein deficient! Eating any other way is robbing yourself of valuable nutrition.
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