Most foods contain protein, including fruits and vegetables, yet many people still believe the myth that meat is the best or only source of protein . This myth and the dietary habits that support it are having serious health ramifications.
The average North American eats over 248 pounds of meat every year. That's about 40 percent of his or her diet. Most experts confirm that meat should not exceed about 10 percent of our overall food intake. So the average person is eating four times the amount of meat he or she needs.
While the proponents of high-protein diets espouse their weight-loss capacity, the reality is that almost everyone is currently on a high-protein diet just because of excessive meat consumption . And the overweight and obesity statistics are staggering.
One of the things proponents of high protein diets won't tell you is that excess protein in your diet is turned into glucose (sugar) or glycogen (a specific type of sugar that is made in the liver andRead More »from Limit Your Meat Consumption