"The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge;
begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek
the strength to see
more, not less."
- Arthur Miller
The June 6, 2011 issue of the
International Journal of Food
Science Nutrition reports a Chinese study
in which researchers
"The antioxidants from plant
foods improve the body's antioxidant
defense by acting additively and
synergistically...Both apple and
grape are antioxidant-rich fruits. Our
results indicated that
intake of apple and grape juice was efficient in
body's antioxidant status."
Is this a surprise to
you? Perhaps the rest of today's
Notmilk column will be too.
Methionine is an amino acid containing sulfur
as its center atom. You
might recall the stench of
buring sulfur from high school chemistry
Methionine converts to homocysteine in the human body.
Homocysteine has been called a key factor in the etiology
disease. Similar observations regarding methionine
and homocysteine have
been applied to bone disease. The
abundant amount of sulphur in animal
protein creates an
acid condition in human blood. The acid must be
and the body draws calcium from its own bones in order to
Apples, pineapples, and cabbage contain methionine as do
other fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Unlike
proteins, plant protein contains miniscule
amounts of methionine which is
necessary for human
functioning. An excess of methionine is the problem.
Chicken is delicious. You'll get no debate from me regarding that
matter. Perhaps what gives chicken so much incredible flavor is
presence of this sulfur-containing amino acids in chicken
protein. It may
taste good coming into the mouth, but it creates
horrible odors within
the body and on the way out. I can smell
the sulfur on the breath of a
chicken eater. I can detect the
offensive odor as I get close to chicken
eaters. Chicken is
harmful to human health. Eating chicken shows no
to the life of a bird, and even less compassion to one's body.
After researching the level of methionine in various foods, I
more convinced of the damage chicken causes. Here are
the results for
100-gram portions (3 1/2 ounces) of apples and
portion of apples contains 0.001 grams of methionine.
One portion of
chicken contains 0.855 grams of methionine.
Would you prefer to have
the essence of rotten sulfur coursing
through your blood and distributed
to every cell of your body?
One portion of chicken contains 855 times the
methionine as does an equal portion of apples.
Apples contain 0.001 grams of methionine.
contains 0.012 grams of methionine.
Cabbage contains 0.014 grams of
Soft silken tofu contains 0.074 grams of methionine.
boiled eggs contain 0.392 grams of methionine.
Cheddar cheese contains
0.652 grams of methionine.
Parmesan cheese contains 0.958 grams of
Physically and spiritually, are you a rotten-smelling
rancid cheese=head, or perhaps the essence of fresh-pressed
Don't be a wine-sap by continuing to eat animal
Give up the chicken and you'll be golden delicious!