How Much Protein Should I Eat? Listen to your cat.

Aquasource Sea Power Algae

3 sea algaes, plus Klamath Lake Algae – potent natural foods for health and well-being

Hardly a week will go by without newspapers or TV mentioning some new health or nutrition research. One week we’re advised to eat more meat and fewer carbohydrates, yet the following week we hear all about the evils of eating red meat. And then there’s fat: eat more, eat less!

Research shows that more and more people are becoming overweight (with the UK leading the way among Europeans). At the same time, up to 65% of elderly people are showing signs of mild to severe malnourishment with younger people not far behind.  No wonder, with all the confusion.

What’s a person to do?

Well, perhaps we should take our example from our pets – specifically cats.

Recent research has shown that cats are naturally cautious about ‘new or novel’ foods (in case they are poisonous or otherwise harmful to their health). However, they will overcome their natural fear of new food and may try tasty new morsels. Ultimately, they will choose food which is more nutritious and balanced for their needs because they instinctively know what they need to keep them healthy. The research showed that cats will naturally place nutritional content and correct protein and fat balance over taste and texture. Left to their own devices, they have a natural preference for predominantly protein (52%) and fat (35%), with far fewer carbohydrates (12.5%).

We humans often do the opposite. With all the huge amount of choice now available to us, especially of the pre-prepared selections, we tend to be confused, and let our eyes and tastebuds do the choosing, rather than allow natural instincts for choosing the foods which best serve our health.

Now obviously cats have different requirements to humans, and no-one would recommend we follow their chosen diet.

The point is, that most pet cats, and certainly all wild cats will know exactly what is best for them at any given time. Humans, on the other hand, seem to a large degree to have lost this natural ability to know what’s good and nutritious. There continues to be disagreement and confusion among ‘experts’ about the balance of macro-nutrients  (protein, fat, carbohydrate) that suit us humans, and perhaps this is in part because there is no ONE right way. Some people do well with carbohydrates, whilst others suffer, especially when they comprise either the refined varieties which very quickly turn into sugar in the body, or those coming from wheat and other gluten grains.

However, it’s clear that we ALL require a good variety of MICRO-nutrients – ranging from vitamins, minerals, carotenes, enzymes, pigments, chlorophyll, a whole host of different phytonutrients, and so on.

This is where a nutritional therapist will always advise getting variety into the diet. It’s not unusual for people to choose the same few foods over and over again and this often leads to malnutrition (even though there are plenty of calories).

With autumn now here, it’s a great time to experiment with a wide selection of soups. The soup should contain two main macro-nutrients (protein from fish, chicken, lamb, beans or lentils, etc., and fat from coconut, avocado, hemp oil, butter, cream, etc., and then every vegetable and herb and spice imaginable.

Breakfast is a great time to have smoothies. Take it easy with the fruit, but ensure you have some protein, fat and a high level of nutrients – it will set you up well until at least lunch time.

No matter what we might sometimes read in the newspapers or hear on the TV, it’s just about impossible nowadays to get all the nutrition we need from just food. Adding a few supplements is important, and one we can either add to our smoothie, or simply take separately in capsule form is AQUASOURCE SEA POWER.

I talked above about micro-nutrients – well SEA POWER is literally a powerhouse of micro-nutrients, contained within FOUR of the most nutritious algae available. We don’t need large amounts of each of these micro-nutrients (the hint is in the name – ‘micro’). We do, however, need a large variety. And these algae have been growing naturally for literally millions of years, and still contain the wide spectrum of micro-nutrients not adequately found anymore in modern cultivated land vegetables.

The first ingredient that makes AquaSource Sea Power Algae so powerful is Blue-Green Algae which I discussed in a recent newsletter. Sea Power also contains red, green and brown algae.

The green is a primitive algae that evolved over 500 million years ago. It’s a rich, natural source of beta-carotene – a powerful antioxidant. Gram for gram, it provides over 200 times the amount of beta-carotene as carrots and is rich in chlorophyll, polysaccharides, minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids (such as Omegas 3 and 6).

Red Algae – Lithothamnion Sp – another ingredient in AquaSource Sea Power Algae is harvested from the seabed in mineral rich, pollution-free Atlantic waters.

The last ingredient in AquaSource Sea Power Algae is Brown Algae. AquaSource have sourced the best organic wild Ascophyllum Seaweed from Norway. Of all the ‘Brown’ algae, the ‘wrack’ seaweeds have the broadest balance of nutrients and, among these, the Arctic wrack varieties are widely considered to be more nutrient dense than more southerly varieties. Gram for gram, the particular arctic wrack seaweed used in AquaSource Sea Power Algae contains 200 times more iron than beet greens, the richest land-grown vegetable. It also contains 100 times more iodine than an equivalent amount of any land-grown vegetable, and some 14 times more calcium than cow’s milk. It also contains vitamins, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

Start by taking 3 capsules daily. Build up as required. You can take up to 6 capsules daily.