There is so much talk going on today in terms of dietary needs and restrictions. Do not eat this food because it causes cancer or another deadly disease. Then a new study is released that refutes the previous one. The food that causes deadly diseases is safe to eat, but now another one takes its place.
Over the past weeks, I have been educating myself in the plant-based nutrition field. Growing up on an island that focuses heavily on farming and agriculture, I wanted to understand the real benefits of plant-based vs animal-based living. Furthermore, my partner lives a plant-based lifestyle, which intrigued me to educate myself further.
A publicity stunt
There is a misconception that these types of movements are lead by attention-seekers, activist and even radicals. This assumption is false. Yes, some animal activists are out to forcefully attack others, but most of them are people trying to educate others on how to live a healthier and more humane life.
That said, I’d like to state that I do not live a fully plant-based lifestyle. However, I am slowly shifting toward this lifestyle as my studies progress.
In the first three units of the course, they provide information on caseins involvement in the progression of tumour development in the body. Since casein is a slow digestive protein, athletes and fitness enthusiasts are urged to consume it as apart of their dietary needs.
Casein is one of the two proteins found in cows milk. However, it is found in other sources such as non-dairy coffee creamer, snack crackers and processed meats. Not to mention, in common ingredients such as artificial flavouring and lactic acid.
Other foods contain similar amino acids in them that cause the same effects.
Why does this matter?
Cancer is studied in three stages, initiation, promotion and progression. I will dive more into these stages in another post. My focus is on the promotion stage because dietary switches can reverse this stage.
The assumption that cutting out casein will disrupt daily protein values is a misconception. plant-based alternatives not only pack the same punch as animal-based protein but inhibit tumour growth and production. Moreover, the consumption of casein at or above ten percent of daily protein intake has proven to advance tumour growth. As per the diseases of affluence portion of the eCornell plant-based nutrition certification course.
That said, it is easy to avoid casein protein in any diet you chose. Furthermore, seeking out a nutritionist to provide more insights on your current diet plan does not hurt.
In a few weeks, I will complete my plant-based nutrition course and earn my certification. I will be happy to help anyone interested in making some life changes.
A few more posts on nutrition are in the pipeline as well as some functional workout options.
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