The average American eats over 200 lbs. of meat every year. I grew up thinking I had not eaten a meal unless I consumed a pretty big piece of meat. If you were raised like me, you might think eating a lot of meat and dairy (proteins) is absolutely necessary for strong bones and muscles. If you do even a little bit of research, you will quickly discover that this is just not true. Think about it, the biggest animals—gorillas, elephants, rhinos, hippos—all eat predominately fruits and vegetables. Where did they get the protein to make their fruits and vegetables? Where did they get the protein to make their muscles so big? Fruits and vegetables are some of the most powerful protein-rich foods found anywhere.

All protein is derived from sunlight shinning down on plants. Plants absorb the sun’s energy and turn it into protein. The cow didn’t eat another cow to get its muscles—unless it’s from a concentration camp—the cow ate grass. Which food do you think has more protein? A serving of 100 calories of sirloin steak or 100 calories of broccoli? If you chose steak you would be wrong. Broccoli has twice as much protein as sirloin steak. What do you think has more calcium, milk or turnip greens? You probably can guess by now—yes, it’s the turnip greens. Nevertheless, because we have been programmed to consume big meat portions and very few fruits and vegetables—that’s how much Americans eat these days. Could this be the reason we are getting so sick? – Excerpt from ‘THE SELF HEALTH REVOLUTION’ by J. Michael Zenn