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01-14-2006, 08:21 PM
In the interest of convincing people protein needs are exaggerated, I am trying to find out how much protein is ini human breastmilk. Since the baby grows so much, there is obviously ample protein supplied in breastmilk. Does anyone know? I would like to know in terms of the percentage of calories that come from protein. I did a search on the internet and could find nothing.
01-14-2006, 08:38 PM
Here is an excerpt from RawSchool.com:
"Where do raw fooders get their protein, calcium, etc.?
The story on protein has been so hopelessly and deliberately obfuscated by commercial propaganda that it's always the first question that is asked about diets that include no animal products. It is surprising for most people to learn that human protein needs are actually very small. Overconsumption of protein presents a far greater threat to our health than not getting enough. The truth is, it's practically impossible to not get enough, and actual cases of protein deficiency are almost nonexistent in our culture. Our true protein needs can be ascertained quite definitively by examining the relative protein content of human mother's milk. When we are infants we grow faster than at any other time in our lives. Consequently our relative protein needs are the greatest at that time as well. Yet breast milk contains a very small amount of protein -- 1-4%, depending on the age of the infant (percentages change at various stages of development). It is no coincidence that fruit contains roughly the same percentage of protein on average: 1-6%. "
01-15-2006, 01:10 PM
I have also read the same as you Rawkinlocs, at that same site and many others....between 1% and 4%
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