J asks Dale
I'm sticking to the vegan plan:) What do you think about broths, like chicken broth and bone broth?
The dangers are: first, in the case of bone broth, any commercial product you may purchase may contain any of over 3,000 food additives (in the case of organic chicken bone stock, “Pacific” brand, it may be less).Second, even if you make bone broth (or “stock”) from scratch, chicken bone broth would not be your best bet. If you insist on consuming animal products you might want to “spend” your 5% diversion from pure vegan on grain-fed organic red meat.If you are active, 5% of your diet would equal 45 grams (not quite two ounces) of red meat.The advantage of eating home-cooked grain-fed organic red meat is that it will not contain additives and it will contain vitamin B12, which is not found in chicken.Calories
Pounds Inactive Moderate Active 127 1651 1905 2159In the case of the active person's 2,159 calories, five percent would be 107 calories (not quite two ounces of animal protein).There are six grams of protein in one ounce of lean steak after it's cooked.Twenty-eight grams = one ounce.Steak contains 271 calories per 100 grams (not quite four ounces). Mathematically, that's 2.71 calories per gram.Thirty-nine grams (not quite two ounces) would be 5% of the total calories that should be consumed each day to maintain a weight of 127 pounds.Remember it takes more enzymes to digest each portion of animal protein calories compared to plant protein calories.