Not all protein is created equal. Animal proteins have different impacts on our kidneys, for example, than proteins from plants. Within hours of consuming meat, our kidneys rev up into hyperfiltration mode, dramatically increasing their workload. This is true of a variety of animal proteins. Beef, chicken, and fish all appear to have similar effects. But, an equivalent amount of plant protein causes virtually no noticeable stress on our kidneys. Check out the topic page for a summary and to watch videos like Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein? other The Protein Combining Myth.
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One favorite WFPB recipe is my breakfast smoothie. The ingredients have evolved (and snowballed!) over the years. I blend either kale or spinach with avocado, banana, walnuts, flaxseed, chia seed, green tea leaves, lemon zest, cinnamon, turmeric, a pinch of pepper, ginger, amla powder, and chlorella powder, along with any type of plant- based milk and ice cubes.”
How to Increase Your Life Expectancy 12 to 14 Years: What can physicians do to promote healthy, life-extending, lifestyle changes?
The Healthiest Type of Potato: Are yellow-fleshed potatoes healthier than white? And, what about the glycoalkaloid toxins?
The Carcinogen Glycidol in Cooking Oils: Glycidol may help explain why people who eat fried foods get more cancer.
Michael Greger, MD
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