Monday, September 10, 2012
How Important is Protein in The Diet?
Of special note and most relevant in any serious attempt to understand what the natural diet of humans might be, is the uncontested fact that human milk has the least amount of protein when compared to all other primates and, in fact the least of all mammals. The implication here is that during the period of our lives when our protein needs are the greatest because our bodies are rapidly doubling in size and weight, only 3 – 5 percent of our caloric intake needs to be protein. Well, that’s easy!
Broccoli is 35 percent protein and asparagus is 32 percent protein, while dead cows (‘beef’) are only 26 percent protein. Without any further discussion, it is abundantly clear what the natural diet of humans should be.