When we eat protein, a concentrated protein, now the concentrate in carbohydrate is considered sort of anything to be over 20 carbohydrates. And a concentrated protein is anything over 15 protein. So protein comes into the body in the form of, well if you’re eating animals for example you’re eating chicken or fish or meat for example, what you’re taking in is concentrated protein. Protein is made up out of amino acids. Much like carbohydrates are made out of glucose, proteins are made out of amino acids. The difference with protein.
Is that those amino acids are not all the same. They’re actually different shapes and sizes. Proteins come in the form of amino acids, there are over 20 types of amino acids. Nine of them are considered essential for babies, eight of them are essential for adults. Or in, once you’ve passed the toddler stage we need eight essential amino acids. Out of those eight essential amino acids, we make over two dozen different types of protein. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The process of protein digestion takes place.
Mechanically in your mouth. You’ve got to chew the protein. It could be nuts or seeds for example. Nuts and seeds can contain up to 25 protein, 30 protein some of them as much as steak for example. We now start with the mechanical process of digesting protein which is to chew very well. And that starts to break the protein up. So you’ve eaten some nuts or seeds, or it was chicken, you’re actually chewing it into smaller molecules so that when it gets into your stomach and you secrete the digestive enzymes that start the actual,.
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Chemical process of digesting protein, what’s taking place is that those. What actually happens is that the small portions that you’ve chewed, and the more you chew it the more efficient this process is, can now be exposed to the enzymes in your digestive tract. And in your stomach, the enzyme that’s required to start the process of protein digestion is known as Pepsin. Pepsin, um, or you reproduce hydrochloric acid and that activates this whole process and the Pepsin starts this process of breaking these amino acids apart. But it’s.
Not completed at that point, it carries on and continues into the small intestine where more of the protein digestive enzymes are secreted as well. And the same thing happens there, you now have individual amino acids that have been broken apart. Differences when we eat things like fruit which are full of carbohydrates is that the carbohydrates are already broken down. Very little enzyme digestive activity takes place, it’s just mechanical. So when you’re chewing an apple for example, the carbohydrates are already broken apart. They’re in a simple form. You don’t require this laborious chemical process. The same.
Thing with walnuts and seeds. When you’re eating almonds, even though they’re 25 in protein, it doesn’t require this intense chemical reaction cause your chewing is the main part of that. A certain amount of chemical digestion is taking place but much less compared to cooked animal protein. What happens when you eat protein, your stomach recognizes that there’s concentrated protein there. That means 15 or more. And it secretes hydrochloric acid in direct proportion to the amount, the quantity and the quality of protein. And that starts the process as I said. That brings the pH in the stomach to below three. PH is.
The measure of acidity and alkalinity. And three is in a very acid state of the stomach at that point in time. When you’re eating carbohydrates, you are chewing the carbohydrates, you are secreting the enzyme Ptyalin, it’s getting into the digestive tract and the process that started in your mouth, with the enzyme the salivary enzyme Ptaylin, only continues in your stomach. If the pH in your stomach remains at a level of four or above. So now you understand this dilemma. Carbohydrates require a pH of four and above. Proteins,.
For optimum digestion. Proteins require a pH of below three for optimum digestion. Anybody with basic junior school science will know that you can’t have two separate pH values in one stomach at the same time. It’s just not possible. You can, for example if I took this glass and filled it with water, and then I squeezed some lemon into it, I wouldn’t have the pH of water and lemon at the same time. It would mix, and so the pH of the water which is usually seven would drop and it would be lower than normal water but the pH of lemon.
Would no longer appear to be of a one or three depending on how acidic it is. And now you’d maybe end up with a pH of four or five. So that’s what happens is you end up with a condition in the digestive tract where neither starches nor proteins digest very well. And so you’ve got carbohydrates that are partially digested, they’re in a warm, moist environment, and they actually begin to ferment. The first side effect of fermentation is gas. And if you have too much gas produced, you’re going to have to get rid of that gas one way. You’re.
Either going to belch or you’re going to release the air. What’s a polite way of saying this, you’re going to CENSORED You got yourself, you’ve stepped in a bucket there, it’s gotta come out and it won’t come out through your bellybutton. Yeah, it’s not coming out of your bellybutton. Um, what people would say in England is they’re, they said that you are passing wind or passing gas. That’s the polite way of saying this. But the reality of it is that it becomes uncomfortable. Now for some people, the digestive tract may be.
That they have very small wasted for example, they are very small and they, if they’re waste is lowered down they’ve got less space and their intestines are squashed into a smaller space and so they find the gas doesn’t go around the corners as well and you could end up with extreme digestive pain. It actually feels like somebody stuck a knife in there and somebody is twisting it. Um, and then they go for a walk and sometimes it releases it. So, yeah, the gas is one thing, and then there’s ammonia which is highly carcinogenic.