Protein Myths is too Much Bad?

Myth #1: Eating too much protein is bad for you

In reality it’s extremely difficult for a healthy person to eat too much protein!  Protein is important because it contains amino acids − the building blocks for all cells and tissue.  Nine of these are called ‘essential amino acids’ because they are compounds that our bodies can’t create.

The average person needs as little as 0.8g of protein per kg of bodyweight per day.  However, this is not enough if we’re active.  People who exercise regularly should up their protein intake to around 1.4-2 grams per kilogram of body weight per day.  This quantity of protein should also be consumed on a daily basis as we age to help maintain muscle tone.

Myth #2: Vegetable proteins are incomplete

The definition of a complete protein is one which supplies all the essential amino acids.  While it’s true that most vegetable protein supplements on the market aren’t complete proteins, Clean Lean Protein is different.  Made from golden pea isolate, Clean Lean Protein has the highest protein content of any supplement on the market (up to 90%).  The protein is extracted at low temperatures under water through a natural enzyme process to preserve the protein integrity and quality.

A single serve of Clean Lean Protein supplies you with between 45% and 120% of the daily requirement for all nine essential amino acids.

Myth #3: Soy is the best vegetable protein

As far as your body is concerned, all proteins are created equal.  The thing that makes a protein source better or worse for you is the other stuff that comes along for the ride.  Soy protein contains allergens and anti-nutrients like phytic acid which binds to minerals and prevents their absorption.

Clean Lean Protein is low allergen, perfectly alkaline, low in fat, sugars and carbs and contains no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.

Myth #4: Our bodies need every essential amino acid at every meal

Vegetarians and vegans used to spend a great deal of time and effort balancing the recommended ratios of amino acids in every meal – but Mother Nature is one step ahead of us.  As long as we’re supplying our bodies with all of the essential amino acids over the course of a day, we don’t have to go to these lengths to be healthy.

This article written by

Cliff Harvey – Cliff Harvey (ND, Dip.Fit, HbT, Adv.Psych-K, Reiki lll) is a Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist, and author and speaker specialising in holistic performance nutrition and mind-body-spirit lifestyle counselling. He teaches people how to give themselves the chemical building blocks of health (great nutrition) and how to integrate new patterns of behaviour and actions to achieve their life, health and performance goals. Cliff’s journey in the health and wellness field began in 1998 as a strength coach and nutritional consultant. He has worked with many elite level athletes, and helped many with chronic health conditions to drastically improve their health. He is a leading clinician in the field of 'carbohydrate appropriate' nutrition strategies and is involved in University research in Ketogenic diets. In 2001 Cliff was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and the subsequent battle to recover his own health led to further study in Naturopathic Medicine. After recovering from the most devastating effects of Crohn's disease, he went on to set two world records in Weight Lifting, wrote several books, and is invited to speak at prestigious events around the globe. Cliff is involved in clinical practice in his home town of Auckland, New Zealand; and is on the expert panel of NuZest product formulators.

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