With this method of eating, different plant foods are taken together so that their combined amino acid pattern better matches that required by our bodies, termed "net protein utilization". The general principle of combining foods for optimum net protein utilization combines adjacent pairs of the following: [dairy] with [grains] with [legumes] with [seeds]. There is no need to combine foods at individual meals. In combating the myth that meat is the only way to get high-quality protein, I reinforced another myth. I gave the impression that in order to get enough protein without meat, considerable care was needed in choosing foods. Actually, it is much easier than I thought.
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Shelves: food My next door neighbor Leslie introduced me to this book. She was a hippie who gave my Nixon-loving parents fits. Later she died tragically of an unspecified genetic cancer. What she said when she loaned me her copy of the book was that meat was very expensive and hard-on-the-planet to produce whereas grains were not. Because I was ten I thought she was talking about eating grass and My next door neighbor Leslie introduced me to this book.
Because I was ten I thought she was talking about eating grass and that made me sad that we were all going to be relegated to eating grass one day because we had poisoned the planet. What Ms. I had the great good fortune to see her speak in at a TED conference during which time she asked, "How do you want future generations to look at you? Like gods of change? Or like selfish little shoppers? The message is evidently still sinking in!
Her recipes themselves are intriguing - I think she might be single-handedly responsible for an entire generation always shaking gomasio on top of their rice and beans concoctions to "complete" the protein. No doubt in , when one referred to "Worcestershire sauce" or "Italian dressing", HFCS had not yet become quite so ubiquitous an ingredient.
Diet for a Small Planet