The answer is YES! We need to make sure we don’t get too much protein! Too much protein causes an acid condition in the blood. The body cannot tolerate this, and will leach calcium from your bones to alkalize your blood. It has to —-you’ll die if it doesn’t. It’s been said that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment.
It is a widely held belief that we need large amounts of protein to be healthy. This myth is perpetuated by the USDA, as well as the meat and dairy industries. Nothing could be further from the truth. The foods with the highest profit margins to the purveyors are meat and dairy. Did you know that the USDA buys up all the surplus milk produced in this country to keep the price artificially high? Sad but true.
We need to be very concerned with our protein intake—we must be careful not to get too much! The body is well supplied with protein on a plant diet. Virtually every food has protein. The trick is to eat low on the food chain. If you’re eating enough calories to supply enough energy to get you through the day, you’re getting enough protein. Your longevity and quality of life (especially in your later years) will be greatly enhanced by watching your protein intake. Find your neverending buzz by eating low on the food chain!