We all know that fruits have 'perfect' nutrition (80-10-10). I'm looking for studies/articles/etc. that I can show close friends/family that might worry that I'm not "getting my protein" (or in my mother's case, "your calcium!") Anybody have any links to arguments that we DON'T need that much protein, that fruit contains everything we need, etc?
My backup plan is Michael Arnstein's video on protein, but I feel that won't really relieve their worry.
In terms of protein, I think one of the most convincing arguments is the relative protein content of breast milk and fruit. On average they are the same by percentage of calories, you can look it up easily. Add in plenty of greens and you're laughing. If spinach was good enough for popeye then it's good enough for me ;)
The China Study is the best evidence of the dangers of excess protein for your health and also explains the myths about dairy and calcium. Seriously you should be very worried....... about their diets not yours.