Seeds, for one, have more protein and more minerals than nuts, along with less saturated fat. Seeds are also higher in most amino acids, and many are complete proteins and sources of omega 3 fatty acids, with walnuts being the only nut rich in omega 3′s. Greens are also packed with protein! Kale and spinach boast 5 grams in one cup, while broccoli, asparagus and arugula all have 5 grams per 1 1/2 cup serving. Pursulane (a lesser known green) is also a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, and romaine lettuce even has some too. Greens also counteract the acidic foods we eat and the acidic components in our bodies from stress and toxins we take in from the environment and our food. They’re the most alkaline source of nutrition we can eat, which helps ensure critical minerals (like calcium and magnesium) aren’t leached from our bones from over-acidity. One reason many people who eat a diet rich in animal products suffer inflammation is because these proteins are so acidic, they can leach minerals from the bones and also lead to problems in other areas of their health such as osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, not to mention high blood pressure and weight gain.
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