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Added: February 25, 2021
There is a lot of talk about protein. Most people know about protein and where it comes from, but few are informed about the importance of protein in our diet. It is said that the average person needs about 50 grams of protein per day. The question is, how much protein do we need? One doctor says we need 70 grams, another doctor says we need 90. What is right? Well, let’s examine that.
The entire body is made up of protein. Every cell is made up of protein. Without protein, we would die. Every function in our body, from the smallest matter inside our body, to the biggest idea outside our body, is made up of protein. That means we have to have protein in our diet.
Now, doctors have different opinions on just how much protein we need. I mean, obviously, if the doctor thinks we need 70 grams of protein, I’d agree. But, the real world is different than that. Let’s use a car as an example. We could stop at 7 miles to turn, but the distance to the next stop could be, at most, 10 miles. If we continue driving, we eventually stop for fuel. In the car on our way back to the 7 miles, if we don’t have fuel, the car breaks down. Obviously, our bodies can only process a small amount of food at a time. The same thing goes for our bodies breaking down.
When our bodies are broken down, we’re not able to process a certain amount of nutrients. Those nutrients are things we need to live, things our bodies use to heal itself. Without those nutrients, we’re not able to get the rest we need. That is why it is expensive to supplement our diets with vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies. By the way, the money we saved from not buying supplements can be used to go organic!
However, most doctors still insist that we need to buy supplements. The question is why? The ingredients may be the same, but are not the same in our body since we process and digest those nutrients differently. The main reason for doctors’ recommendation of supplements is simple: We don’t get the rest of the nutrients from our foods. If we didn’t, there would be no such thing as vitamin water; there would be no such thing as the vitamin shot; and there would be no such thing as multi-vitamin pills.
Critics also point to poor absorption as a reason for doctors’ recommendation of supplements, although I don’t think that can be attributed to the supplements. The problem with absorption is that our bodies are not made to be able to absorb all the nutrients from the supplements. After all, when you chew a pill, say a vitamin pill, your stomach breaks it down into tiny pieces that are only able to enter your small intestine. Your body then separates the indigestible parts from the absorbed nutrients and sends them on their way. relatively speaking, the nutrients from the pill are processed in your mouth, one way while your body absorbs the nutrient into your stomach, the other.
The food that we eat for our meals is absorbed into our body, creating smaller compounds called amino acids, as our body does its work. Once the nutrients are small enough to pass through the membrane of your small intestine, they enter the bloodstream and are carried to our tissues for all use. However, as soon as they leave, small amounts of energy are left behind to keep your body alive. Thus, all the food we eat can be considered to be energy, and any excess or lack of it is similar to the production of energy in our body.
Certain foods, on the other hand, become energy reserves for our body. Most of the time, we never have enough energy in our bodies to heal any broken tissues, to replace the energy we have used up to that point in order to break down the food we’ve eaten, and to create new tissues. Our body uses the energy it doesn’t get from the food we eat to heal the broken tissues. In other words, whether the food is converted into sugar or stored as fat, it is essentially used up and then never replaced, thus we constantly feel hungry and may be prone to overeating.
Furthermore, if we constantly feel hungry, we may fail to concentrate on eating our meals during our waking hours, which results in us not getting the nutrients we need, including cleaning out our energy stores.
Currently, American’s eat an average of 3,500 calories per day, which may not sound like a lot, but is reduced by about 500 calories if one weighs it in at one’s weight in pounds or molds it in to fewer plastic containers, which is then usually burnt quickly. This burning of the plastic can have serious implications.