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Each cell, whether vegetable or animal, uses the three major components of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to build their structure and function. But the proportions of the three big components are very different. Thus, the plant cell and thus the plant focuses on increasing the possibilities of sugar to solidify their structure and uses these stable sugar constructs (which we call dietary fiber as a dietary constituent) to fix protein and fat. The animal cell, in turn, focuses on expanding the possibilities of the protein bodies, since these can also build up structure, but this is much less rigid than the structures of carbohydrates, and also protein bodies are ideal signal carriers in the cell and in the communication between the cells. There are hundreds of thousands of different proteins, proteins that we use in the body for a variety of purposes: building texture, enzymes, hormones, etc. Each protein molecule consists of hundreds or thousands of individual amino acids, which are joined together into chains. What the sugar molecules are at carbohydrates, the amino acids are to proteins. The difference is that there are only three basic building blocks in sugars (glucose, fructose, galactose). In the case of the amino acids, however, there are 21 different basic building blocks, so that there are many more possibilities in the composition of the proteins. Humans need all 21 amino acids to assemble all their proteins. Of the 21 amino acids, the body can assemble 13 itself (= non-essential amino acids). The remaining 8 are called essential amino acids.
In the body, proteins are assembled from these 21 amino acids, which then fulfill their task and are then broken down into these 21 individual components – a perfect recycling system.
How well the body can use the protein that is in the food depends on how the individual building blocks, the amino acids, are put together. If the amino acid distribution in a protein we eat is similar to that of our own proteins, then the body has easy play and we have very easily and quickly assembled the body’s own protein and humans will gain weight. It is precisely this aspect, namely that of weight gain, that has been used since the 19th century to judge the quality of a protein in food. It is therefore said that a protein has a high quality if you increase weight with regular consumption of this protein (by building muscle).
It is therefore assumed that the highest quality protein is the healthiest protein. The key question: But is that the case? Do you eat the healthiest when you eat the highest quality protein?
Proteins with high quality are meant to be those that are not too far away from human flesh, ergo animal proteins.
But as described in the chapter on sugar, it is not always what works the fastest in our blood is the healthiest. The protein that the body processes very quickly and efficiently, the animal protein, pollutes the body and is the unhealthiest protein.
There is a lot of evidence from Western studies. Alone in the book “The China Study” by Colin Campbell ,well over 300 studies are given, which prove the harmful aspect of animal protein.
- Conclusion: carbohydrates, which go into the blood very quickly, make you sick.
- Proteins that can be converted very quickly into the body’s own proteins, ie animal proteins, make you sick.
- Or as a slogan: Fast is Dangerous!
Imagine a car, for example. You drive your car daily fast and with high speed . Then the car will age faster and break faster. Often you can fix it well, but the bills are getting more and more expensive. And if you keep pushing your car on high speed, then it will be faster, as expected, completely broken.
However, if you are very careful with your car and drive rather slowly, be careful that you are never high speed on the road, then you will on the one hand consume significantly less gas and thereby also relieve the environment and on the other hand have significantly fewer repairs. And if you want to really accelerate on the weekend, then that’s not so bad and possibly the engine is even happy that he can show what he has on it.
That’s the case with animal protein. You do not have to go vegan. You should only be very aware of what the animal protein does in the body and that it does not do you good if you take it daily and often several times a day.
Once a week fish, once a week meat, once a week eggs are okay, but no milk and no dairy!
Animal protein is the best fuel we can offer our body. Animal protein is pure heat and energy. The big question is whether we need so much heat and energy every day, in today’s life, under our present-day living conditions here in the West, with primary occupations in well-heated rooms while sitting in front of the computer all day long.
I am reading a lot about nutrition and digestion. I will give some extracts of books, magazines and documents I read respectively watch. As such you will have the most important ideas at a glance.
Book: Die Heilung der Mitte (Healing of your “middle”)
Author: Dr. med. Georg Weidinger