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From: Dr. Neal Pinckney (pinckney.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: 10% protein?
Date: January 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm PST

In Reply to: 10% protein? posted by Rima on January 7, 2009 at 9:00 am:

For persons following a heart disease reversal lifestyle, there's no real need to even contemplate protein amounts. Ornish recommends 10% to 15% of calories from protein, but there's no evidence that amounts up to 20% would be harmful in healthy persons.

Sadly, the typical diet of most Americans has three to four times the amount of protein than is needed, and this can lead to a number of serious disorders.

We recommend legumes as a daily source of essential nutrients, with a balanced and sensible variety. Although most legumes are fine, some beans are very high in fat, and should be limited.

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