Although there is an increasing trend in vegetarian/vegan diets recently, it is important that we understand there are many conditions that are linked to a lack of animal proteins in our diets, these conditions can range from gastrointestinal issues to mental disorders and the list goes on...
Apart from building strong muscle, what are the real benefits of eating an animal protein based diet?
Stronger hair, skin and nails due to a protein called keratin
Meat provides the body with high levels of vitamins A, B, D, E and K, which help with a myriad of functions around the body, and lower the potential of tiredness and fatigue
Steroid hormones such as; cortisol, testosterone, aldosterone and progesterone are found in meat. These substances equip us with the cholesterol to make these hormones.
Animal based diets also help us to keep fuller for longer, as fat and meat based products are basically slow energy releasing foods.
The longest living nations on the planet, e.g. Spanish, Greeks, Japanese and Italians, all consume diets full of sea food, meat from animal sources, full fat cheeses and oil. This diet is known to contribute to the longevity of these people as they contain a lot of the essential fatty acids and omega oils needed for healthy living.
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