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Microblog: Amino Acid Imbalances in Plant Proteins

Microblog: Amino Acid Imbalances in Plant Proteins

Watch the clip here.

Watch the full interview here.

Plant-based is NOT ideal.

🌈What culture has ever lived off plants or eaten the “rainbow?”

💡Humans cannot eat most plants and some of the plants we do eat are bred from the same plant (e.g., Brassica aka wild mustard)

Brussels Sprouts

⚠️That’s not the rainbow. It’s one plant.

Something to think about.

Dr. Donald Layman says protein should always be measured by:
⭐️Bioavailability (absorption)
⭐️Distribution (timing of meals)

🔎We should also move away from just counting proteins for all amino acid needs.

🔥We prioritize protein because of the essential amino acids. All foods with protein are not created the same when it comes to essential amino acids.

Dr. Layman says that when a child consumes almond milk, there is almost no protein.
🔻Quality is poor (the essential amino acids are lackluster)
🔻Bioavailability is poor
🔻Quantity – then needs to be vastly increased.

💔Almond milk is so deficient in lysine (an essential amino acid) that it would require at least 30 ounces of milk to balance amino acids with cereal.

30 ounces.

❓So imagine a child drinking 30 ounces, what else could their little stomachs consume?

🔻Which also then poorly impacts the Distribution of protein needs.

🥀You can see how easily vegetarians and vegans become malnourished.

(and we can do this math with all plant-based proteins).

🥩Just stick to meat. Just 8 ounces of a NY Strip, gives you all of your amino acid requirements in a day. (And 7 g of lysine).

📺 Full interview on YouTube with Dr. Layman: https://youtu.be/DVi2KFXYhT4

🎙Full interview on podcast: https://nutritionwithjudy.buzzsprout.com/1848795/10793415-secret-to-weight-loss-without-losing-muscle-dr-donald-layman

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