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    I just feel like all the animal protein is a lot on my digestive system. What are some non animal sources of protein that are primal?

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    Quinoa - though some people think this is a grain, it's a seed. 1/4 uncooked quinoa (do cook it though) has 6 grams of protein.

    Spinach - 3 oz of spinach (frozen) has 2 grams of protein. Mustard greens also.

    Brussel sprouts - 1 gram protein per oz of sprout

    Mushrooms - 3 oz of mushrooms has 2.6 grams protein

    Hope that's a start.
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    • #3
      do you consider dairy an animal protein? Cuz Greek yogurt, cheese, and raw milk are pretty awesome.
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      • #4
        Avocado?

        People seem to be getting excited about pea protein at the moment, too.
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        • #5
          You can get plant based protein powder.

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          • #6
            Many veggies have a decent amount of protein for a plant. Green beans, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, root veggies, avocado, etc.

            Nutritional yeast tastes cheesy and it's loaded with protein: 8g per 80 calorie serving.

            Nuts and seeds. Tempeh is a fermented soy. Beans, properly soaked. Not primal, but oh well. There are worse foods. Nothing wrong with including them if they agree with you.
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            • #7
              Don't forget stinging nettle. It's supposed to have the highest protein content of any leafy edible.
              Crohn's, doing SCD

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RyanPaage
                There are some essential Oils available in the market which can be use for maintain your diets and nutrition. Various herbal products also can be very helpful.
                which ones? I get a discount with DoTerra, so I'd love to know which ones to help maintain my weight & blood sugar through pregnancy. I already take a cinnamon, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger blend.
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                • #9
                  Are you having trouble processing? It could be a stomach acid issue. You may need to do a HCl regiment.

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                  • #10
                    Do you have bad reactions to animal protein? Why do you think it's a lot on your digestive system?

                    We evolved as meat eaters, unless you're having some sort of reaction or problem, I don't understand why it would be a lot on your digestive system.

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                    • #11
                      or are you eating mountains of it?

                      i know eggs come from an animal, but i find them very easy to eat. it's been awfully hot for meat these last few days.
                      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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                      • #12
                        If you're a primal eater and are fat-adapted, then too much sugar/starch can give you diarrhea and too much fiber can make you constipated. Perhaps you are sensitive to some kind of additive in the meat you have been eating? I've never heard of someone being allergic to organic beef for example. Or it's psychological aversion - did you used to be vegetarian/vegan?

                        I've heard of some people eating a SAD diet who can't handle a lot of fat at once, maybe it just takes time for your stomach to adjust the amount of bile needed to digest it.

                        I'm doing the GAPS diet which is similar to primal but starts off with a stage of very low carb and mainly meat and broth. Believe me, cooked meat is the easiest thing to digest. I wouldn't be eating so much of it if it weren't!
                        Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
                        Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
                        Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
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                        • #13
                          How is meat "a lot on your digestive system"? My own digestive system seems to work best when given a lovely piece of meat and not too much else. If you'd be more specific we might be able to help more.
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                          • #14
                            I use a big bowl of fat free greek yogurt topped with a few scoops of full-fat goats yogurt. Higher protein content and more volume.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                              which ones? I get a discount with DoTerra, so I'd love to know which ones to help maintain my weight & blood sugar through pregnancy. I already take a cinnamon, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger blend.
                              Be very cautious with herbal products and essential oils during pregnancy. Many of them have detrimental effects. Do some major research.
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