All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena
The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
One study found that
0.85 mg of calcium was lost for each gram (1 g) of protein in the diet. A meta-analysis of 16 studies in 154 adult humans on protein intakes up to 200 g found that 1.2 mg of calcium was lost in the urine for every 1g rise in dietary protein. A small but more focussed study showed a rise of 40 mg in urinary calcium when dietary animal protein was raised from 40 to 80 g. Urinary calcium to dietary protein ratio is 1 mg to 1g. The empirical observation that each 1 g of protein results in 1 mg of calcium in the urine agrees very well with the phosphorus content of animal protein (about 1 percent by weight).
This means that a
40 g reduction in animal protein intake from 60 to 20 g would reduce calcium requirement by the same amount as a 2.3 g reduction in dietary sodium, i.e. from 840 to 600 mg.
How animal protein exerts its effect on calcium excretion is not fully understood.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid.
Provided by diet, phenylalanine can be
converted into another amino acid, tyrosine, in the body. T is used to synthesize two key yrosine neurotransmitters that promote alertness: dopamine and norepinephrine.
L-phenylalanine - most common, the form in which phenylalanine is incorporated into the body’s proteins;