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We should at least consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of our body weight according to the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). A paper published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2015 even suggests to have twice the RDA as what over 60 experts on health and nutrition concluded in an international conference.
However, some of the dietary proteins we eat today are from livestock feeding on genetically modified grains to quickly fatten these animals. These animals then get high amounts of toxins from herbicides, pesticides and antibiotics from eating these grains, and they are stored in their fats.
The same goes with farmed seafoods especially fish, such as salmon and catfish, since they are given food from unnatural preparations. So as a result, we also get to digest these toxins when eating meat of animals who feed on genetically modified grains and are commercially farmed.
But we can’t just simply skip protein in our diets to avoid these toxins and stay healthy. Proteins are essential for body tissue repair, transport of oxygen and nutrients in the body, certain immune functions, hormone and enzymes production, as well as energy production, and we get them from eating meat.
In order to get the right amount of protein, we should avoid taking it from foods like beef, organ meats, chicken and eggs that are known to feed on synthetic grains. It is also best to avoid buying seafood or fish that are farmed, as well as processed or sweetened dairy products, nuts cooked in hydrogenated vegetable oils and fermented soy.
These seemingly protein-rich foods are conventionally raised and because of that they don’t contain the right amounts of protein our bodies need.
Instead, we need to consume beef that are naturally grazed on grass. It remains an excellent source of protein and other nutrients such as vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, zinc and most especially omega-3 and conjugated linoleic acid that are good for the heart and immune system, respectively.
Also, experts recommend that we should buy only chicken meat from pastured chickens and wild-caught seafoods and fish since they contain more nutrients and are much healthier for our consumption.