"Your Natural Diet - Alive Raw foods"
by T. C .F and David Klein
Addressing the charge that fruits are protein poor and are inadequate in essential amino acids
It is true that, if you compare a banana in the dry state with its 5% amino acid (protein) content to a soybean in the dry state with a 34% protein content, the banana is, indeed, protein poor. But it does not mean, that we also require that much protein. So we must understand our our need for amino acids (if we eat proteins, they must be broken down into amino acids before absorption) relative to our needs.
If you try to eat the protein of soy beans raw, you cant manage it - you are not able to digest them. If you cook soy bean protein, the amino acids are substantially or totally deaminated, thus giving you cooked carbohydrates and and lots of putrefiable nitrogenous materials.
Of course, we dont get proteins from fruit as proteins. When ripe, fruits are in predigested state. The carbohydrates are delivered to consumers of fruits as fructose and glucose. The protein complement is yielded as ready-to-absorb amino acids. And fruits deliver fats as simple fatty acids.
Si if we think that fruits have no protein, we have to point only to the meat and dairy industry and their servants called dietitians and nutritionists. Of course it is standard practice as well, but this propaganda is full of holes and we can reveal the real truth behind it with few facts and logical reasoning.
Human baby gets mother´s milk only for many months or a year, before it touches any other food. at least thats the way it is in nature and in hygienic mothers. Mother´s milk contains all the nutrients growing baby needs. but mother´s milk contains only 1,1% protein! Or 7% protein dry weight, less than is contained by oranges, watermelons, paw paws and may other fruits.
Surely, no one can argue that a grown up need more protein (amino acids) than growing child relative to its weight or or as percentage of its diet. If anything, the grown-up who has attained full development requires less protein than a nursing tot.
RDA requirement for protein is too high. There are groups of robust people in the Caribean who thrive on an average intake of 10 to 15 grams of protein daily. Body also obtains over 90% of its protein by recycling its proteinaceous wastes, so it becomes evident that protein needs in humans have grossly exaggerated.
When a very active 154 pound man takes in some 2,250 calories of fruits, the protein complement of 160 calories (40 grams) in nearly twice as much as actually required. And, as most fruits do contain all the essential amino acids, i would adjudge that fruits amply supply human needs for each and every amino acid.
History tells us that humans have been fruit eaters in the beginning, excepting a period during ice ages. even then, most of our ancestors still ate and subsisted on fruits. Most migrated to south to warmer climates and continued to eat fruits. Grain eating is not more than 10,000 years old and hardly registers on the scale of time relative to human existence. Meat eating, though much older than that, was mostly confined to northerly peoples. almost all mythology is built around trees and fruits, around climatic factors and the sun which effected trees. Only reletively recent mythologies and legends connect humans to grain culture and animal husbandry.
Read more about the dangers of high protein diet: http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/the-dangers-of-a-high-protein-diet/the-problems-with-protein.html