I’m sure all vegetarians, vegans and raw vegans hear the question, "but where do you get your protein?" more than any other. Victoria Boutenko describes it very well in her award winning book Green For Life.
1. Professor T. Colin Campbell shows in his book, The China Study , that the U.S. RDA for protein is greatly overestimated.
2. If we maintain a variety of greens in our diet, we will cover all essential aminos in abundance.
3. One pound of kale has even more protein than is recommended by the USDA per day.
4. The lack of research on the nutritional content of greens has led to a great confusion among the majority of people, including many professionals.
5. Dr. Joel Fuhrman wrote in his book Eat to Live, "Even physicians and dietitians... are surprised to learn that... when you eat large quantities of green vegetables, you receive a considerable amount of protein."
6. When we eat animal protein we have to break down these complex protein chains that have been built to the specification of a cow or a pig and rebuild them in the chains that we require for our own body. This is like getting a second hand dress and trying to tear it apart and remake it the way we want it. Or like using someone else’s protein molecules, literally. Plant proteins found in fruits, vegetables, and especially in greens, on the other hand, are in the form of individual amino acids which our body can use to build the perfect protein chains for our unique DNA. It is like using brand new materials to make our dress. Doesn’t that just make perfect sense!
Lit up by Green,