Vegetable high in protein is contrary to a world hungry for increasingly more animal products. In the West there is a decline in the demand for pork and beef, but that for chicken and fish is rocketing.
Cattle can get much of their protein from grass by ruminating, but chickens and pigs rely on legumes for their amino acids, and in particular soyabeans. For this reason, the demand for vegetables high in protein for animal feed has risen by fifty percent in the last ten years, and will continue to soar.
But this page is not about animal feed; it concerns those humans who like their meat, but want to get an increasing amount of protein from their veggies; and that means more legumes, and more specifically pulses.
The World Health Organisation has recently declared, after scientists scanned the best research, that processed meat like bacon is definitely cancer-causing, and all red meat "probably" is.
And so the Western World is slowly weaning itself off of burgers and turning to fish and fowl.
Enjoy vegetable high in protein so you don't fall on your own sword; that's what having bacon and sausage every morning for breakfast, polony for lunch and a steak for dinner is.
How much red meat is healthy remains undefined; perhaps twice a week, but certainly not more than once a day.
Vegans won't be reading this page; they already know the answers. But if you like me enjoy red meat periodically but have a deep desire to reach old age without cancer, then these are important matters to consider.
Pulses are those legumes that we humans can enjoy for our protein; they are found in pods like the bean and pea.
Our hens in the garden go crazy over pulses, but unlike us they can also get their protein from other legumes like alfalfa and clover.
2016 is officially the year of the pulses, but really this century should have been wholly dedicated. Increasing world production of them at 50 percent every ten years, as has been happening, just to be fed to animals, isn't sustainable. Very soon, not because we choose to eat less red meat, but because we're forced to, those legumes are going to be mainly for human consumption.
And that's not a bad thing; they are a far healthier source of protein than cattle and pigs; and substantially cheaper too.
There are sound permaculture reasons for growing pulses for human consumption too; legume lovers require much less water than those demanding red meat every day; the cattle require a lot extra.
One big plus about growing pulses, and legumes in general, is that nitrogen producing bacteria attach to their roots, enriching the soil without the need for inorganic fertilizers.
Another reason for enjoying vegetables high in protein is their fibre; pulses are rich in both forms. The soluble type is especially important as it absorbes water giving the stool bulk; they also reduces the absorption of animal cholesterol in the gut, and stabilise blood sugar. That's vital for all of us and not just diabetics; surges in glucose provoke a insulin surge storing it as adipose tissue. They have a very low glycemic index.
That means that pulses can be enjoyed on the paleo diet, but banters still must avoid them if they are following the rules to a T; they must aim for almost zero carbohydrate. People who get much of their protein from legumes are rarely if ever fat.
There's plenty of research showing that both forms of fibre, also found in 100 percent whole grains, reduce colorectal cancer and other bowel diseases.
100 percent whole grains have a substantial amount of protein too but typically half of that in most pulses. However most flour is refined and has much less.
Broad beans have the highest protein; about a four times that of most other legumes.
Pulses are particularly rich in the B vitamins, and many important minerals including the anti oxidants magnesium and zinc. Women of child bearing age need to be enjoying them for the high amount of iron.
In short, vegetable high in protein like our pulses play a very important role in preventing cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Probably my favourite green pulses are beans and peas, and dried chickpeas for making hummus.
We plant broad beans because they are so easy to grow in both spring and autumn, and are the highest in vegetable protein.
Tree nuts too are rich in protein; what's more they are not contrary to popular belief particularly fattening, and are especially beneficial to those who are diabetic or suffering from metabolic syndrome; they help to stabilise the blood sugar.
Pecan nutrition is my favourite, though walnuts are especially high in omega-3 fatty acids; they help reduce inflammation in the body.
The consumption of chicken meat has risen by over 50% since the turn of the century. Much of the legumes grown are going for chicken feed; they are highly efficient converters of dietary protein thus the industry is demanding more vegetable high in protein.
Food waste can be fed to worm farms which then make wonderful protein for chicken feed. It's just another part of backyard permaculture; working with nature rather than against it.
Which of these chickens would you rather enjoy for dinner? Actually we're not eating those below; we just enjoy their bright orange yolked eggs. They are feasting on a couple of shovelfuls from the worm farm.
Even in a small garden you can entertain yourself with the wonder of worm farms; if you don't have fowls, toss them in the compost heap.
Egg laying hens demand a lot of greens; one way to make plentiful vegetable waste available to them are these chicken tractors. Make sure it's placed over clover periodically for vegetable high in protein.
Why all this about vegetable high in protein on a chiropractic website, you may be asking. Those on an inflammatory diet do not respond as well to our treatment; or to any other for that matter.
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