In front of a good cup of tea, wouldn’t be nice to bring into discussion the very famous protein, in its entire splendor?! A lot of books were written and thousands of conferences were kept and way too many nerves were involved in a topic as beautiful and simple as protein.

To start in an optimistic style, we can say for sure that the protein is neither an alien codenamed nor a new brand of shoes. For me this is clear! 🙂

Protein is (according to the dictionary) an organic substance composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, etc., which is a part of every animal and plant cell protoplasm, performing various core functions in the body.

That being said, we can observe with curiosity and even “outrage” that the protein is contained both in animal products, as well as in vegetable products, to our surprise. What good news! This means that you can get your required protein for the proper functioning of the body exclusively from plant sources? YES!

Proteins are found in abundance , this is not the issue. I do not want to go into details like: proteins are made up of chains of amino acids and each protein has its unique sequence of amino acids … etc; because I want to keep it simple for all, even for me.

Collin Campbell in “The China Study ” showed very well, thru the most important study of nutrition ever done on people , that it’s a huge difference between animal protein and vegetable protein . I wouldn’t like to describe in detail the difference because it would be a shame not to read this impressive book. The fact is that they have scientifically proven the benefits of plant proteins in the everyday diet of human species in detriment of animal proteins.

That being said, I made ​​a list of 50 delicious plant foods, from where we can “supply “a very good quality type of protein. Maybe we will no longer be afraid to have our proteins from plant based diets. The below table represents only a small and humble part of many plant sources for protein, so much hunted by people.
In the column: PROTEINS, we talk about how many grams of protein are contained in 100 gr of FOOD



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7 thoughts on “Are PROTEINS giving you headaches?

  • Saturday July 11th, 2015 at 01:57 PM

    You’ve made some intriguing oobtrvaeisns in your article. I am impressed with how well-written your article is and how much information you included. It just verifies that there are writers a passion for the art.

    • Friday July 17th, 2015 at 09:53 AM

      Many thanks!

  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016 at 09:53 AM

    Eu nu inteleg tabelul asta, nu are nici o unitate de masura, probabil ca in coloana proteine, cifrele alea reprezinta grame dar nu imi dau seama cat reprezinta din totalul greutatii.

    Daca ma intereseaza tabelul tau, sincer, este pentru ca vreau sa suplimentez ceva, proteine de exemplu, dar nu stiu cat pentru ca tu nu arati.

    • Wednesday May 25th, 2016 at 10:28 AM

      In coloana: PROTEINE, ne referim la cate grame de proteine exista intr-un aliment, la fiecare 100 de grame din acel aliment.
      Multumesc pentru observatie. Am completat in text:)

  • Thursday May 26th, 2016 at 03:35 PM

    Disputa legata de proteine este data nu de faptul ca vegetalele nu ar contine proteine in cantitati mari, ci ca, in general, din vegetale lipsesc anumiti aminoacizi esentiali. De exemplu lizina. Degeaba are orezul 8% proteine, daca nu are toti aminoacizii esentiali.
    Ar fi fost mai interesant un tabel cu sursele vegetale care contin in cantitati consistente acesti aminoacizi mai rari.

    • Thursday May 26th, 2016 at 04:15 PM

      Buna Cornel! In primul rand iti multumesc pentru comment si intelg foarte bine ce spui.
      Am creat acest tabel pentru ca iti vine sa crezi sau nu, sunt persoane care sunt de parere ca plantele nu contin proteine DELOC. Intr-adevar ele nu contin, marea lor majoritate, toti aminoacizii esentiali, insa poti combina diferite alimente vegetale care impreuna sa iti aduca aportul de aminoacizi esentiali si in felul acesta ti-ai creat acea proteina completa.
      Ex: combinatia de orez cu fasole.
      Eu am gasit utilitate maxima in acest articol al Cristelei Georgescu. Sper sa iti fie de ajutor:

    • Saturday February 11th, 2017 at 10:59 AM

      Alimentele cu continut de proteine complete (adica cu toti aminoacizii esentiali) sunt: spirulina (65%), chlorella (50-70%), seminte de canepa (47%), seminte de chia (21%), quinoa (14%), amarant (12-18%), etc.


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