Is Essential For Healthy
processes of repair
and renewal takes place inside our bodies with the aid of protein. Our
body needs complete protein for regular cell growth, reproduction,
repair and to manifacture other substances that protect us against
Maintenance, repair and growth of body tissue is accomplished by the
of protein into subunits called amino acids. In this form these amino
can enter cells where, following instruction from DNA, they can be
into new proteins as is needed.
Did you know that our body will only use the precise
of protein it needs and the rest will be excreted in the urine? If
is to much protein in the diet it is converted to body fat. An excess
of proteine may even cause liver and kidney strain and it can also
an increase in calcium loss in the urine as well as dehydration.
cannot be stored and needs to be replenished daily.
Complete protein is
made up of 23 different amino acids and is found in food from animal
such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products. Amino acids occur
in different combinations in various foods and our body could make most
of them if the diet is adequate.
However, nine essential amino acids
be made by the body and can only be obtained directly from food.
especially vegans, food combining in order to get complete protein is
important. For example combining pulses with grains, nuts or seeds will
provide all the amino acids necessary to make complete protein. Common
combinations include: hummus and pitta bread; bean soup and bread roll;
pasta and tofu; peanut butter and bread; baked beans on the toast,
with nuts and soy milk etc.
|Start planning meals
time for your family to eat better, have more enjoyable laid-back meals
together and to save some time and money.
can get pretty busy and sometimes is very hard to organize daily busy
schedules and prepare meals for the whole family. Preparing
of time, will
allow you to eat what is
you and your family, instead of eating what's convenient.
Make a meal plan for
the whole week (or two weeks) and avoid becoming a short-order cook in
acceptable quality nutritious meals that will appeal to the
majority and refuse daily catering to everyone's likes and dislikes.
your family to help you with meal ideas and try some new recipe
every couple of weeks to keep mealtime interesting. It is amazing what
foods your family will try if they have been involved in meal planning