Many proponents of the acid-alkaline theory of health believe that animal protein is acid forming because if you bake it in an oven acid ash is what is left. Such people then go on to claim that since animal protein is acid forming it leeches calcium out of bones and causes bone loss, even though not a single study has ever demonstrated this happening. A new study once again proves them wrong. Animal protein intake is directly linked to fewer fractures in adults over the age of 65.
They found that animal protein was better than vegetable protein for healthier bones. And higher total protein intake was better than low protein intake. In fact, individuals with less that 15 percent of their calories as protein were almost three times more likely to have a fracture than those with higher protein intake.
If you consume animal protein and you exercise, that protein contributes significantly to physical rejuvenation, not to acid pH. Better muscles lead to better bones and better fitness in general. This is not terribly difficult to understand.
You need protein for metabolic and body rejuvenating horsepower. To buffer that horsepower you need alkalizing minerals such as magnesium. Thus, when you eat a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables and moderate animal protein, then your bones do just fine.
Remember, your bones are 50 percent collagen and that collagen comes from the protein in your diet. Animal protein contains many other tissue and bone support nutrients that simply do not exist in vegetable protein sources. It’s fine with me if someone prefers to eat a non-meat, non-animal diet. But understand that doing so is not because vegetable protein sources are superior for human health. In fact, those who eat primarily vegetable proteins will have a harder time rejuvenating any body tissue, be it skin, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or bones.
Of course there is a quality of animal protein issue in this country, and I would advocate only for high quality animal protein consumption. One of the best sources of animal protein is whey protein.
from Byron Richards www.wellnessresources.com
Whey protein is without a doubt the best kind of protein out there. Unfortunately there are only a few powders out there that are actually healthy for you. Most are full of toxic sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, and acesulfame K, food dyes, fillers, soy lecithin, sodium, GMO products, soy, etc. Chances are YOUR protein powder has some of these in it. NeoCell’s “Collagen Sport”, Synergistic Nutrition’s “One World Whey”, and Nutra Bio’s “Whey Concentrate” are all superior powders. Why I like Collagen Sport is that half of it’s protein comes from collagen, it’s alkaline, and has no heavy metals in it (it’s tested). My other sources of protein are grass fed beef, organic chicken, cage free, organic eggs and Alaskan Wild Salmon.