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Your friend is partly correct, but is possibly confused about some things. The various sugar molecules (glucose, fructose, etc), like most carbon chain molecules have a property known as chirality, and can form enantiomers - essentially mirror images. These are known as D- and L-enantiomers. Now, sugars produced biologically are D-enantiomers, and almost ...


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Summary In short: minimal protein intake requirements are unknown on this level of precision. But if high-protein is equated with animal-protein, then no, although of excellent quality and high bio-availibity animal-protein is not really needed but also not undesirable in the right amounts. Animal-derived protein containing dietary patterns are easier to ...


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There is a discussion of this on Reddit: I'm not sure that 5% should be recommended as a minimum, since studies show that people experience muscle mass loss at this level of intake. 10% is more reliable, 15% is even better. This report recommends 10-15%: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2003/pr20/en/ Protein recommended daily intake is ...


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