Raw protein - lean body?

Written by Pauline Robinson

Hemp protein contains all 20 known amino acids includingrepparttar 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meetrepparttar 138899 body's needs. Hemp seeds contain an adequate supply of these high quality proteins (EAAs) for a well balanced diet.

Hemp protein is free ofrepparttar 138900 tryspin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides found in soy, which cause stomach upset and gas. Not as easy to get lean now that you are no longer in your twenties, right? Or maybe you've never been very fit, but are trying to lose fat forrepparttar 138901 first time and don't haverepparttar 138902 benefits of that youthful high metabolism. No bizarre fad diets are needed, justrepparttar 138903 standard high protein/low fat plan. Each daily meal should feature a good source of lean protein but very little animal fat or sugar.

An increasingly educated and health-conscious public is learning aboutrepparttar 138904 health benefits of supplemental protein powders, recognizing that they can be part of a healthy lifestyle for just about anyone, not just bodybuilders. In health fitness, muscle growth is perhapsrepparttar 138905 most important thing that you can do. In fact, it may berepparttar 138906 most important thing you can do for your body and mind. The reason growing lean muscle is so important is because it will help with controlling your weight by helping you burn more calories. It helpsrepparttar 138907 mind by increasing confidence and self worth.

It is of utmost importance inrepparttar 138908 elderly population, because it will help with osteoporosis, by building stronger, bigger bones and also allows one to be physically stronger and fatigue less easily. So by growing more muscle daily tasks are much easier, not to mention much safer, helping prevent falls and injuries.

Protein is an essential part of our (living) body and there is a difference between protein that has been cooked and protein in its raw (living) form. We should realize that our body (which is made of some 100 trillion living cells) is composed of 15 percent protein, making proteinrepparttar 138909 primary solid element in our body, and second only to water, which composes 70 percent of our body. Protein is composed of amino acids, and amino acids are made up of chains of atoms. These atoms that make up amino acids that make up protein literally becomerepparttar 138910 building blocks for our body.

The problem is that cooking kills food and de-natures or re-arrangesrepparttar 138911 molecular structure ofrepparttar 138912 protein, causing amino acids to become coagulated, or fused together.

In his 1980 book, The Health Revolution, Horne writes, "Cooked protein is difficult to digest, and when incompletely digested protein entersrepparttar 138913 colon it putrefies and ammonia is formed." Horne quotes Dr. Willard Visek, Professor of Clinical Sciences atrepparttar 138914 University of Illinois Medical School as saying, "Inrepparttar 138915 digestion of proteins, we are constantly exposed to large amounts of ammonia in our intestinal tract. Ammonia behaves like chemicals that cause cancer or promote its growth. It kills cells, it increases virus infection, it affectsrepparttar 138916 rate at which cells divide, and it increasesrepparttar 138917 mass ofrepparttar 138918 lining ofrepparttar 138919 intestines. What is intriguing is that withinrepparttar 138920 colon,repparttar 138921 incidence of cancer parallelsrepparttar 138922 concentration of ammonia." Dr. Visek is quoted in The Golden Seven Plus One, by Dr. C. Samuel West, as saying, "Ammonia, which is produced in great amounts as a by-product of meat metabolism, is highly carcinogenic and can cause cancer development."

And meat in any form is not good for humans. We do not have a digestive system designed to assimilate protein from flesh: We do not haverepparttar 138923 teeth of a carnivore norrepparttar 138924 saliva. Our alkaline saliva is designed to digest complex carbohydrates from plant food, whereas saliva of a carnivore is so acidic that it can actually dissolve bones. The digestive tracts of carnivores are short, about three timesrepparttar 138925 length of their torso, allowing quick elimination of decomposing and putrefying flesh. All herbivores have long intestines, 8 to 12 timesrepparttar 138926 length of their torso, to provide a long transit time to digest and extractrepparttar 138927 nutrients from plant foods.

Protein, Carbs and Fat: Learn How to Diet with Macronutrients

Written by David McCormick

Weight loss plans are almost always trying to get you to get rid of some food that you love. However,repparttar three macronutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat) as well asrepparttar 138705 unofficial fourth, water, are all necessary for good health. Never try to eliminate any of these from your diet. If you're trying to lose weight, here isrepparttar 138706 simple truth aboutrepparttar 138707 stuff that makes up food.

Protein Power Protein isrepparttar 138708 building block of all life. All life on this planet is made up of amino acids that form chains called proteins. Every function of every cell in your body involves proteins. It should come as no surprise, then, that consuming protein in your diet is essential to your good health. Protein can come from many sources, not just red meat. All animal parts are protein-rich, from fish to chicken to pork to any animal you'd care to cook up. If you are a vegetarian, you probably already know that many beans and nuts are good sources of protein as well. The highest concentration of protein is in muscle fibers, in humans and other animals. Therefore, if you want to build up your muscles, you must consume more protein than your minimum daily requirements. And if you consume less than your daily dose, your body may cannibalize your own muscles to get it. This is why an adequate intake of amino acids is essential.

Carb Cravings Carbohydrates is a fancy word for something very simple: organic molecules that contain at least two hydrogen atoms for each carbon atom. All carbodydrates that you can eat are sources of energy. No matter what their composition, your body will break them down into glucose, a simple sugar, which is then used for energy when it is needed. Some carbohydrates are very long chains called "complex carbohydrates", and some are short chains called "simple sugars". Complex carbs are better for you because they provide more energy, but it takesrepparttar 138709 body longer to break them apart, which meansrepparttar 138710 energy lasts longer and keeps you feeling full for a longer time. Simple sugars are broken down very quickly, which causes your blood-sugar to rise rapidly. If you don't burn it right away, your body will turn it into fat. Carbohydrates are most abundant in foods that taste sweet. The sweeterrepparttar 138711 taste,repparttar 138712 simplerrepparttar 138713 carb. So candy of all kinds are made up almost entirely of simple sugars. Carbs are also abundant in fruits and vegetables, as well as grains. Whole grains contain complex carbohydrates, while other grains and plants have shorter chain carbs. Some modern diets suggest trying to eliminate carbohydrates from your diet, because they are a major source of calories that you're trying to reduce. Reduction of carbs will be necessary for weight loss, but it is vitally important not to get rid of them altogether. As mentioned above, carbohydrate-rich foods include fruits and vegetables that contain many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Losing all those good elements would put your body in a very unhealthy place. On top of that, your body processes carbs to raise blood-sugar, which is important to your feeling of satiety, or feeling full. If you have no carbs, you may easily be overeating fats (see below). Finally, if your body is not using carbs for energy, it will break apart proteins in your food for energy before it breaks down fats. So, you loserepparttar 138714 benefits of amino acids you've eaten, which we discussed above. A good tactic that many people find easy to identify and follow in their diets is to get rid of "empty carbs", meaning carbohydrates that don't provide anything but energy. White bread, potatoes, refined sugar and candy are empty carbs that you should avoid.

Fat is Fine (in small doses) The third macronutrient is fat, which is most easily thought of as concentrated carbs. One gram of fat has 9 calories, while carbohydrates and protein contain 4 calories per gram. So, if you are reducingrepparttar 138715 calories in your diet, reducing fat isrepparttar 138716 easiest way to lowerrepparttar 138717 total calorie count.

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