Truth about the nitrates between your food. People have been conditioned to idea they need to get these nitrogen compounds by consume meat and this is not true. Plants have nitrogen based compounds like meat, which are referred to as proteins. These nitrogenous organic compounds consist of large molecules of amino acids that are components of muscle, hair, collagen, enzymes, and antibodies.
Fact about the nitrates in your food
Since a study done in 1914 showed infant rats grew faster consuming animal protein rather than vegetable protein a potent campaign had been run by the meat industry to keep animal protein as the king of protein. The campaign was so successful that many people don’t realize plants contain protein and think it is necessary to consume meat to get these nitrogen compounds.
This campaign was and is still used to promote the consumption of a Western diet, which is strongly tied to the development of chronic diseases. Besides the campaign’s success in making some people forget that plants contain protein, it was also successful in making many people think that plant protein was an incomplete protein. This meant that plant protein didn’t contain the nine essential amino acids that the body doesn’t produce and that must be consumed.
Plants have nitrogen based compounds like meat
Study’s conclusion that vegetable protein was an incomplete protein was proved incorrect, but it didn’t matter much. The meat industry was able to influence health organizations to promote the consumption of meat protein over vegetable sources of nitrogen compounds, and it was etched in the minds of the general population that the consumption of meat protein was necessary for optimal growth and health.
Proponents of a plant-based diet like John McDougall, were able to keep the pressure on these health organizations. Organizations like the American Heart Association had to finally acknowledge that plant protein was a complete and protein combining wasn’t necessary to achieve the daily recommended value.
The organization only recently released this statement on their website: “Whole grains, legumes, vegetables, seeds and nuts all contain both essential and non-essential amino acids. You don’t need to consciously combine these foods within a given meal.” This information is now available on the website, but many people aren’t aware of the statement and continue to think vegetable is an inferior.
Animal protein was labeled as the superior protein because infant rats grew faster while consuming it. There was also a drawback to this growth, which was not publicized or focused on. The composition or ratio of the amino acids in meat protein more closely resembled the makeup of the amino acids in the body, which is why its consumption supported accelerated growth.
It also supported accelerated growth of cancer cells when consumed as more than 10 percent of the daily calories. The same association was not found with the consumption of vegetable protein. The composition of vegetable protein regulates growth to naturally support human growth without supporting the growth of harmful organisms or undermining the health of cells.
It is best to minimize the use of oils because they are not a whole food, and using too much oil can lead to inflammation, support the development of diabetes, and damage arteries.
Grape-seed oil (minimize use because it is high in omega-6), sesame oil, hempseed oil, avocado oil, olive oil (better not to cook with—destroys integrity of the oil at high heat), coconut oil (better not to cook with—destroys integrity of the oil at high heat.)
As with oils, you should minimize your consumption of additive sugar. Date sugar is the best sugar to consume from a health point of view. Date sugar is simply dried and ground dates. All of its nutrients are intact which controls digestion of its sugar.