Did you know that too much protein contributes to premature aging, cellular acidosis, hypertension and many other chronic diseases?!
Yet, high protein diets are all the craze. We are totally obsessed with keto and paleo weight loss diets – kill that cow so that I can get slim!
But the facts are that protein is nothing more than many amino acids linked together.
There are 20 amino acids that are essential for human life. Nine of these come from…PLANTS!!!
The other 11 are made by your body.
Did you know your body can only absorb 8 to 10 g of protein per hour and should not exceed 20 to 25 g per meal.
The reason for this is your body on average only absorbs between 11% and 36% of the protein you consume, and the rest is discarded into the lymphatic system increasing acidity and inflammation in the body and that excess protein is excreted by the kidneys through the urine.
Eating a diet high in excess protein only adds more stress to the body.
High-protein diets are one of the main causes of hypertension and kidney disease.
The body only requires .36 g per pound that you weigh to support your current stature.
Animal proteins are highly acidic, inflammatory and requires the body to steal electrons, water and calcium to balance the acid pH, which should be 7.4 pH.
People eat animals to get their protein, animals eat plants to get theirs!
Animal proteins leave behind an acid ash filled with nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur, plant protein leaves behind an alkaline ash with sodium, calcium and magnesium further hydrating and healing the body.
High protein diets result in dehydration, acidosis, inflammation, and cause premature ageing, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, acne – you name it – everything and anything to do with unhealthy and unattractive skin.
But the most dangerous is acidosis.
So, what is acidosis?
Acidosis is when your body’s fluids such as your lymphatics contain too much acid. When this happens, your kidneys and lungs can’t keep your body’s pH in balance.
Many of the body’s processes produce acid. Your lungs and kidneys can usually compensate for slight pH imbalances, but problems with these organs can lead to excess acid accumulating in your body.
Acidosis can lead to numerous health issues, and it can even be life-threatening.
There are two types of acidosis – one is respiratory and the other metabolic, the symptoms for both are;
- becoming tired easily
- shortness of breath
- rapid and shallow breathing
- fatigue or drowsiness
- lack of appetite
- increased heart rate
- breath that smells fruity, which is a sign of diabetic acidosis (ketoacidosis)
- inflamed skin – eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, acne
If you are looking for a vegan protein option which also helps the body heal from acidosis by keeping your system alkaline (besides your green smoothie, lots of veggies and fresh fruits such as berries and tropical fruits such as payaya and watermelon), add spirulina and chlorella to your diet.
Also ensure you drink 20 MLs (2 tablespoons) of chlorophyll daily in 2 litres of water daily.
If you need more advice or want to change your diet to a healthier plant based diet (I am not saying you have to go vegan – just eat more veggies, and the right foods besides veggies and fruit) book a glowing skin consultation with me!