When protein foods are
broken down (digested) by the body, amino acids are produced. Amino
acids are the building blocks for our entire body. Amino acids and the
new proteins made from them are essential to build, maintain and repair
the body and all its symptoms. Protein comes from a number of sources
including meat, chicken, fish, textured vegetable protein (TVP), eggs,
dairy foods, nuts (many people have adverse reactions to peanuts, best
to avoid), seeds, soya beans (tofu and tempeh) and other legumes.
Protein foods will also provide other macro and micronutrients (e.g.
from meat we get iron, zinc and B-group vitamins; from dairy foods we
also get calcium, vitamin A and D; legumes, pulses, nuts and seeds are
an excellent source of fibre). A number of people have described
feeling heavy or bloated for quite a while after eating red meat such as
beef. If you have similar problems reduce your intake or cut it out