»News aktuell Schweiz«, 17/01/08

Doctors recommend “wheat meat” owing to its high amino acid content

As a consequence of the “spoiled meat scandal”, an increasing number of people are turning to vegetable-based alternatives. Vegetarian “sausages”, “cutlets” and “goulash” made of wheat protein are becoming ever more popular.

Doctors support this development due to the higher amino acid content. “Many international studies have demonstrated that vegetable protein has lots of advantages owing to its amino acid composition,” explains Dr H.-G. Kugler, expert for amino acids and head of the Diagnostisches Centrum für Mineralanalytik und Spektroskopie (Diagnostic centre for mineral analytics and spectroscopy). Vegetable proteins lower the cholesterol level and can thus make an important contribution to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In the past, animal protein was mistakenly attributed with highly positive effects. This was due to obsolete animal experiment models, which as we now know, cannot be transferred to humans. “Animal products are associated with serious negative effects on our health. They contain mostly saturated fatty acids that increase cholesterol levels, thus promoting insulin resistance and diabetes,”continues Dr Kugler.

Dear reader,

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  • »Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspaper«

    Arginine and zinc make sperm cells more resilient

    “Men should ensure that they consume a balanced diet and get enough exercise” explained Professor Frank Sommer from the Institute for Men’s Health, at the Hamburg-Eppendorf Clinic in Germany. He specifically recommended arginine when presenting his nutritional advice, as the amino acid can have a positive effect on the dynamics and fitness of sperm cells. The trace element zinc also contributes to the resilience of these cells.