KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Plant vs. Animal Protein

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Posted on 4th October 2011 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC and Monica Craichy discuss their family’s choice of protein powder and essential amino acids, and how the remarkable benefits can catapult you and your family to Super Health.

Audio Transcript

KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy with my wife, Monica, continuing on protein …

Monica: Protein.

KC: … the miracle ingredient.

Monica: Yes.

KC: That when we give information in previous shows, we get questions that come back. And the question now is, “Why do we like brown rice and yellow pea?”

Monica: OK. Well, let me read from your book on page 305. I read this last week to you, and it’s KC’s preference on the perfect protein to take. You say, “My preference is an optimized blend of brown rice, yellow pea protein powder with added amino acids, fiber, probiotics, enzymes, and Vitamin C, and optimized essential amino acids powder.” All right. I wanted to break it down, and let’s take the first one. Why do you like an optimized blend of brown rice? Why is brown rice the first?

KC: Rice is very interesting. Jeffrey Bland, many years ago, discovered the use of rice proteins. There’s an antigenic diet that people who are basically allergic to everything are put on an antigenic diet, which is basically rice and lamb. And so it is known to be one of the least allergenic substances out there. And then when you go with the yellow pea, you talk about putting peas and rice together, or various vegetables together, you have a complement of amino acids. You have rice, which is lighter on the sulfur-based amino acids, and pea, which is stronger on some of those amino acids, and when you put them together and then you add to the equation certain essential amino acids to make the protein profile look like it is an egg, but from all plant sources, it is a very powerful combination, very clean, and highly digestible.

Monica: Now, you also say that you like the probiotics added to that. Why?

KC: Because everything is about digestion. People have a digestive tract, which has good and bad bacteria in it, and most people feed the bad. So there’s roughly three pounds of bacteria in the gut, of which three to four percent are good bacteria. Now, if you leave it in this range, the bad bacteria, what’s called bad bacteria, actually has positive functions in the gut, and the good bacteria keeps it all in balance. And when you don’t get enough good bacteria, and the bad bacteria starts to take over, then you have people getting sick and all kinds of things can happen in the body, so it’s about balance. And so always getting probiotics, if you can, particularly these microencapsulated probiotics that survive heat and stomach acid that actually get into the digestive tract and keep everything in balance.

Monica: All right.

KC: So that’s an important piece.

Monica: The next thing you say is adding enzymes.

KC: Enzymes.

Monica: What does that do?

KC: See, enzymes actually help the body break out the essential amino acids that are within the protein source, so your body doesn’t have to produce all these enzymes. It’s going to produce enzymes, but these are extra enzymes to help break down and deliver those amino acids in the most efficient manner.

Monica: So it helps digestion.

KC: Right, exactly. And the reason Vitamin C is in there is because there’s a lot of research that would suggest that high protein tends to deplete the Vitamin C levels in the body, so taking Vitamin C along with the protein actually is a positive benefit.

Monica: It can’t hurt.

KC: It can’t hurt, yes.

Monica: All right. And then you said optimized essential amino acids powder.

KC: Which is a different product obviously, but we’ve talked so much about what we’re looking for in protein are the essential amino acids. There are 8 to 10 essential, including the conditionally essential, and 10 to 12 are non-essential. We’ve talked about it in the past. The body can take the essential amino acids and manufacture the non-essential amino acids, but it cannot take the non-essential amino acids and manufacture the essential amino acids. Monica: Which one do you have to supplement?

KC: You have to supplement the essential. You have to eat protein or take the amino acids directly so that you’re able to get the building blocks required for a myriad of metabolic functions in the body and structural functions in the body, including muscle, tissue, and organs and so on, enzymes. There are so many things that essential amino acids do. So essential amino acid powder, if you could get an essential amino acid powder that basically has the amino acid profile of the top sources in nature and you could optimize it with additional leucine and branched-chain amino acids, you would in fact have the most powerful “protein source” or protein replacement that exists because amino acid powders are absorbed within just minutes, when a protein powder or protein source will take hours to digest at the rate of six to ten grams per hour after the digestion starts. So essential amino acid powders are the best of all worlds, if you could get the right one.

Monica: That’s pretty complex. So how do people find out more about this information?

KC: Well, I highly recommend everyone read Chapter 11 of the “Super Health Diet” because this is very …

Monica: That’s my favorite chapter in the book.

KC: … very specific in all these details. But for more information on these types of plant proteins and essential amino acids powders, you can go to livingfuel.com, look under living protein and super essentials aminos, and you’ll find out all you need to know about it. Well, we hope this information was helpful to you. God bless you and have a great day.

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