Sunday, March 11, 2007

Where do you get your protein?

Ah.. another new day. I have several stuff I wanted to post about yesterday, but I decided to wait till it's a new day before posting in case it made me look like a blog freak :p And now it's 12am I can finally post them and concentrate on writing my project thesis later :)

Anyway, I juz came across this cartoon on the vibrant living radio blog. Here's the picture.

Something immediately strike me when I saw this. I mentioned in one of my previous post yesterday about getting protein, now this comic made me wonder if a meat-heavy diet actually provides too much protein (besides fat) that it's making us fat?


easyV said...

That cartoon embodies everything that goes through my head when somebody asks me that question.

Joseph (CA) said...

Whenever I'm asked that question (read: whenever I'm told that I don't get enough protein), I see it as null-set. With tofu, soy, etc., protein isn't an issue so much as overall daily calories and lifestyle.

To say anything, veganism / non-veganism alone has nothing to show for a person's health. Half the vegetarians I know are over-weight. And? Half the non-veg's I know are over-weight.

Case in point: Step off the stereotypes, yo.

Anonymous said...

I think that is a very important thing to think about! It made think 'Is meat our only source of protein' after a while i realized that it isn't! People need to wake up! It's the 21st century and there ARE other options!

Anonymous said...

"The China Study" was written by Dr. Colin Campbell, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University: This is a great book and a must read for anyone interested in nutrition. He says:

“In this project…I uncovered a dark secret. Children who ate the highest protein diets were the ones most likely to get liver cancer…” Although it was “heretical to say that protein wasn’t healthy,” he started an in-depth study into the role of nutrition, especially protein, in the cause of cancer. The research project culminated in a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, a survey of diseases and lifestyle factors…that eventually produced more than 8000 statistically significant associations between various dietary factors and disease.” The findings? “People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease … People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease."

In the book he differentiates between animal protein-- the culprit --and vegetable protein.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping there would actually be an answer to that question. I am planning an elimination diet and am starting right here. After I start re-introducing natural foods I need to learn how to get the protein in as well.

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