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Protein and Vegetarian Diets

Monday, 01 November 2010 08:02 AM

Question: Any suggestions for getting adequate protein on a vegetarian diet while reducing my intake of complex carbohydrates to reduce inflammation? Many diet supplements are animal-based, which I want to avoid.

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

A pure vegetarian diet is deficient in a few amino acids. These can be replaced by eating eggs.

Egg protein (the whites) contains a full and well-balanced complement to all the amino acids. So, you do not have to worry about being deficient. In addition, by eating egg yolks, you are getting a full complement of phospholipids, which are essential for cardiovascular and brain health.

It is important not to scramble the eggs, as exposing them to the air while cooking will cause harmful oxidization of the lipids. It is best to cook them in either extra-virgin olive oil or extra-virgin coconut oil.

Add several dashes of turmeric to the oil, mix well and you will reduce the risk of oxidizing the fats. The turmeric will also add a wonderful taste — my grandchildren love it when I serve them eggs cooked with tumeric.

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