The misconception in the United States is that you need to eat meat (animals) to obtain protein. Well according to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study with his son, Thomas Campbell, II, MD., spinach, kale, walnuts, quinoa, oats, and many other whole foods have about twice as much protein, per calorie, as a lean cut of beef.
Dr. Campbell also wrote Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition (a must read). These books will teach you about proper nutrition and how different types of foods affect your body’s ecosystem.
I don’t need to eat a bacon egg and cheese on a toasted bagel for breakfast. I use to though, a very long time ago. I was brought up under the wrong pretenses. My apples, blueberries and walnuts is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants, protein (yes there’s protein in blueberries too), fiber, carbohydrates, omega-3′s, vitamins, and minerals. The benefits of eating a whole food plant base (WFPB) diet outweighs the benefits of a bacon and egg sandwich.
The closer we get to a WFPB diet the healthier we (Americans’) will be. CHOOSE wisely with your forks.