First of all, Happy mother’s day to all the mommas out there ♡ I could not imagine my life without wonderful ladies that are mothers already or mommy to be. I hope you enjoyed your day with your beloved ones and had a Sunday funday!
Today I have decided to talk about proteins . Proteins are not just for bodybuilding or NBE’s ingredient, it is also for our bodies. Our body needs protein, basically cause it helps to our cells to work properly and for tissue growth as well. On the other hand, protein has lots of amino acids and are in charge of taking care of our nervous system, muscle health, blood sugar, healing injuries… so, as you see they are important , we must eat protein depending on our age and weight as well.
But, they are different types of proteins , divided in animal protein and vegetal protein. Long time ago health professionals used to think animal protein was better than vegetal due to animal one had more nutrients. Nowadays this statement is completely forgotten and in fact, they recommend to eat both kind of proteins. So, are they the same? Do they have same nutrients? Do they have same care? Let’s see
Animal proteins have a little bit more amino acids than vegetal ones, so in theory it has more nutritional benefits, it is absorbed well (90% of absorption in animal protein , 70% in veggie protein), it’s good in digestion (95% is digestible comparing with vegetal protein, only 85%); Talking about amino’s , it is true though in animal food you will find more amino acids than in vegetal protein, cause in vegetal protein they are just limiting amino acids.
Also, what properties they do have apart of protein? Animal ones have high amount of protein, fat, cholesterol, vitamin B’s and b12 in especial, zinc in general. Veggie proteins have carbs, fat , vitamin b9, calcium, so far. So as you can see the properties in general are quite different and of course, b12 is the most important vitamin in v-B’s group. That’s why vegetarians and vegans need to supplement this vitamin, it is essential for the nervous system and dysfunctional behaviours .
Therefor, we should eat only animal protein according to its properties? Well, yes…and no. Let me tell you why.
- Purine : it is a component that is found in animal food , in high doses very easily. It can cause liver and kidney’s illnesses if it is taken in high doses.
- Saturated fat and Cholesterol : we all know what does it mean, right? lots of saturated fat mixed with cholesterol, heart-diseases. No doubt.
- Ammonia : it is a natural way to metabolise the protein, so our body takes care of it and eliminates it through orine.
- Hormones and Antibiotics: this is, in my opinion, the worst thing eating animal food. In Europe fortunately we have a strict rules and good food law, but this can vary depending on where you live. For example, the United States of America has more flexibility in this issue, and it is not just about us animals also suffer its consequences , furthermore , the environment suffers these kind of synthetic creations .
Therefor, eating animal protein can be beneficial in case you combine it with veggie protein. But, what veggies are high in protein? There you have my list:
- Brown Rice
- Sesame seeds
(…) and So on, but these are the ones that I eat during the week combining with animal protein. As you see, there are lots of vegetal sources that contain protein, so why don’t you give a try and add it on your daily diet?
This is all for today. Next time I think it will be about health too…
Quote for the day ” All you need is, ICE-CREAM”