The most common question vegans and vegetarians are asked is, “where do you get your protein?”
Many meat-eaters falsely believe that meat is the only source of protein (otherwise known as the “protein myth”), but the truth is that many vegetables contain protein and the average American gets 7x the amount of protein they need.
According to Dr. Howard Murad, “There are many benefits to eating vegetable protein food as opposed to animal sources of protein. Vegetable proteins contain no cholesterol or saturated fat and in many cases also provide a good source of dietary fiber.”
Meat is difficult to break down and usually ends up putrefying and fermenting in the digestive system. In fact, when an autopsy was performed on American actor/cowboy John Wayne, 50 pounds of undigested meat was found in his system!
According to Dr. Robert O. Young, protein does not build muscle, blood builds muscle. And the best building block of blood is chlorophyll, which is found in leafy greens. So in order to build strong healthy muscle, you should eat your greens, not animal protein!
Dr. Young also says that meat robs you of your alkaline buffers and throws you into acidosis more than any other food. So if you are worried about your vegan or vegetarian daughter/cousin/friend getting enough protein, don’t!
Sources of vegetable protein include: artichokes, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green peas, green peppers, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, turnip greens, watercress, yams, zucchini, apples, bananas, cantaloupes, grapes, grapefruit, honeydew melon, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, pineapple, strawberry, tangerines, watermelon, soy, legumes, nuts, seeds, and quinoa.
Unfortunately the nutritional value of even organic vegetables has decreased from what our ancestors ate decades ago due to environmental factors. Soaking your fruits and veggies in 8.5 ionized alkaline water for 10 minutes before consuming can restore your produce to a freshly-picked state. Click here for a video demonstration.