Animal Proteins

Animal protein is a kind of protein from animal sources like fish and
red meat. Animal proteins are usually known to provide all the amino
acids required for metabolism. This implies that one does not need to
look for other sources of proteins after taking animal protein since
they are complete. Conversely, plant proteins are not capable of
providing all the amino acids needed by the body for its functioning.
Therefore, cutting back on animal protein implies that a person has to
look for other sources of proteins so as to facilitate the body
processes that require proteins (Shils 1641).
However, although cutting back on animal protein implies that one has
to eat more protein foods in a diet so as to obtain the amino acids
required in keeping the body healthy, eating much of animal protein is
not healthy for the body. This is because animal proteins usually come
along with cholesterol, which can lead to the acquisition of some
conditions and diseases. The accumulation of cholesterol in the body may
lead to heart diseases.
Because of health concerns that are linked with the excess consumption
of animal proteins, it is advisable to cut back on animal proteins
rather than increasing its consumption. One needs to consume animal
proteins, but not in excess because of the cholesterol they contain. It
is vital for a person to consider supplementing animal proteins with
plant proteins in a combination that focuses on providing essential
proteins in the body (Shils 1641). Therefore, animal proteins are good,
but individuals need to cut back on these proteins because of the amount
of cholesterol that they contain, which are detrimental to health.
According to the film, “forks over knives”, there is an argument that
individuals should not consume eggs, milk and meat in life, which are
animal products. There is no harm in consuming the products since they
are complete in amino acids required by the body. However, these animal
products need to be supplemented because of their high fat content that
may be detrimental to health. Because of their effects on health, they
need to be cut back. Therefore, I see it persuasive enough to change to
large plant protein since plant proteins do not have health problems.
Works cited
Shils, Maurice E. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. Philadelphia,
Pa.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005. Print.