Why Plant Based?
There's quite a widespread myth that our bodies are fueled simply by protein and this has led to countless people to become satisfied living in a state of imbalance. Protein contains 20 amino acids, 9 of which cannot be made by our bodies & must be sourced from our food, otherwise known as essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks for the body to create hormones, regulate metabolic processes, build muscle and other tissues.
Animal protein lacks the abundance of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that plants offer to us. These vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are crucial micronutrients that our bodies must have for proper digestion, assimilation of nutrients and eliminations. Animal protein calls for a large percentage of our bodies energy to break down and use, but plant protein is readily available and much easier for our bodies to digest. Eating large amounts of animal proteins, especially when eaten frequently, throws off the equilibrium in our bodies because of the highly acidic quality of animal protein. Our bodies love us so much that they are always trying to bring us back into a balanced state, and because of this, minerals will them be pulled from our teeth, bones, etc. in an attempt to return to a neutral pH.
On top of these reasons to stray from animal proteins are the ethical dilemmas of eating animals. One of the biggest dilemmas that led us here at Little Lotus to eat plant based is that when animals are killed in stressful situations, an abundance of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) stay in the meat that is then consumed by people. These hormones are linked to numerous health problems such as obesity, hormone imbalances, high blood pressure, and many more. On top of stress hormones, many meat facilities pump countless hormones into the animals, as well as antibiotics which is leading to antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Lastly as each of us are stewards of the Earth, gas emissions from meat producing factories, like methane, are among the highest contributors to pollution and environmental imbalance. It is incredibly important to stay mindful if you plan to keep consuming animal proteins; read labels and get to know your local farmers. Focus on the quality of your meat rather than quantity, a little is all you need, if you feel you cannot give up meat altogether. Our bodies are truly the healthiest and show no sign of disease or cancer when we consume 5% casein which is a chemical found in animal products. Remember, you are what you eat! Be mindful of what you allow into your body!
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Eating a little bit of wild everyday is the best way to keep the doctor away!
We love to eat plant based, and here at Little Lotus Trading Co., we know that it is the best for our bodies because we use up much less energy in digestion when we eat plants rather than animal products. Don't get me wrong we still indulge in cheese & eggs, but we try our best to eat the beautiful, rainbow of fruits, veggies, & legumes that Mamma Earth devotionally shares with us.
Try some of our delicious recipes and share what you think with us,we always love to hear from you!