Where Do You Get Your Protein?
What is the Protein Myth?
It’s the fact that the Meat and Dairy industries have perpetuated the false claim that you need animal protein in order to survive. And that you won’t get enough protein unless you eat animal products. Of course, we actually don’t need protein per se, but we need the amino acids that form the right protein our bodies need.
Eating protein rich foods actually causes the body to work hard to break down the protein into amino acids first. Then rebuilding them into protein for our bodies. And all foods have amino acids, especially plant foods, so it’s just a matter of eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains to get enough of the protein our bodies need.
The Protein Myth by Running Raw
For the raw vegan, one can get an abundance of enzymes from fresh fruits and vegetables. And coincidentally, almost all enzymes are proteins. In addition, amino acids can be found in virtually all foods, and are the “building blocks” of protein.
Enzymes are biomolecules that catalyze (i.e. increase the rates of) chemical reactions. Almost all enzymes are proteins.