As was previously mentioned the human body makes protein. The human liver takes Amino Acids and methylate’s or combines them into long strings or sequences to form a larger molecule that can be integrated into the structures of the body to for example form muscles and cellular walls and cytoskeleton.

Therefore, the body requires Amino Acids in order to produce protein and not protein itself. The human gut / digestive system will attempt to reduce any protein consumed into Amino acids in any case by way of the stomach acids and enzymes produced by the stomach and pancreas. Any protein / animal flesh or food that is unsuccessfully digested in the intestines eventually ferments and rots in the gut causing inflammation and eventual holes in the lining of the intestines. This condition is known as Intestinal Hyperpermeability Syndrome or more commonly, Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Consumption of a variety of plants throughout one’s week / month will have an abundance of the 20 Amino Acids required to supply the human body with its daily needs. The body also recycles approximately 80 grams of Amino Acids, 20g more than the average daily requirement, back into the intestines every day in an effort to make up for any deficiencies in the body.

It has also been proven that an increase in protein consumption does not ‘grow’ muscle. Only exercise develops muscle strength and definition. The perception that eating excess protein in the form of animal foods causes muscles to ‘grow’ is in an illusion and in fact mostly the result of intra-muscular fat deposition. Meaning that animal foods are high in saturated fat which when consumed in excess results in the muscles swelling due to the amount of fat concentrated inside the muscles increasing.