Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 02:43 pm

Over the years, both fats and carbohydrates have had their turn to be the ‘evil’ macronutrient that cause all of our health problems

We have been told that we must eat high carb, low fat and then high fat, low carb. Both of these diets were based on ‘science’ and were sure to be the cure for obesity and disease.

Interestingly, nothing has changed. Obesity is still rampant and people are still sicker than they have ever been.

But nobody seems to be asking the OBVIOUS question: What if PROTEIN is the problem?

There are a couple of possible reasons why people are reluctant to poke this bear, the biggest one being that the animal agriculture business is almost too big to challenge. Other reasons include people’s love for braais and steaks, social and cultural habit/tradition, and the unpopular stigma attached to vegetarians and vegans in Western society.

But here’s the thing…

Most people end up eating around 100 grams of protein per day – mostly from ‘globular’ proteins (the type found in animal products – meat, eggs and dairy products).

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Your body’s obligatory protein requirement (the amount your body excretes every day) is between 30 and 35 grams. That’s a pretty big discrepancy. And we all know what happens when we eat more of something than we need right? Yup. Fat-storage time.

More in Part 2 next week …

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