Here's the question. I eat little meat, mostly poultry and not that often. We eat a lot of legumes. I've relied on dairy as a protein source, but now that I'm not, I'm suddenly wondering what *really* is sufficient protein in a day? I have my doubts about the RDA because of conflicts of interest. Does anyone know of studies or sites that can give me a better understanding of what the body needs to thrive in the way of protein?
Thanks in advance!
Suffice it to say, I wouldn't worry about a protein deficiency. The books I've read and the doctors I've spoken with all agree on this. You may want to read some of McDougall's books, or Michael Klaper or Dean Ornish.
And if you're looking for non-dairy products that are delicious, check out this page that has reviews and a list:
1/2 cup raw almonds (you can soak them if you like)
2 cups water or 1 1/4 cup water and 3/4 cup apple juice
Place almonds in blender and grind dry to powder. Add liquid and puree until smooth. You can use as is in cereal, smoothies, etc. For a very fine drinking texture, strain thru cheesecloth. The pulp can be added to cereal, baked goods, or used as a facial scrub!
Any nut or seed can be used in place of almonds too . . .
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