Skipping breakfast does NOT cause heart attacks

Repeat after me: Association Does Not Equal Causation. A study reported this week led directly to these Main Stream Media headlines: Skipping Breakfast Tied to Heart Attack Why is Skipping Breakfast So Bad For Our Heart Health? Skipping Breakfast Could Double Risk for Heart Disease There are plenty more where those came from.  All completely […]

Where’s the protein?

Sometimes when I look at vegetarian recipes, the first thing that pops into my mind is “Where’s the beef?“, a phrase from a famous Wendy’s commercial in the early 1980’s (truly, you have to see it to appreciate it).  I’m not looking for beef obviously; I’m looking for protein.  “Where’s the protein?” isn’t as catchy, […]

Protein: does the food source matter?

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Does-the-protein-source-matter_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen someone says “protein” does the word “meat” pop into your mind?  This might happen even if you’re a committed vegetarian.  We’re practically hard-wired to think this way.  People who want to build muscle think meat or special protein […]

Cottage cheese tries for a comeback

It might come as a surprise to most people under age 55, but yogurt did not always dominate the dairy aisle.  Instead, there was cottage cheese, an essential feature of “diet” plates and diet plans.  It came in large tubs.  It came in one flavor — plain.  Both of which are still the case, 60-odd […]

Quinoa: plant protein powerhouse?

Quinoa is promoted as a high protein grain. True? Quinoa is an ancient grain, native to South America where it’s been a staple food for centuries.  In the past few years it’s taken on new life in North American and beyond as a health food.  One of the main selling points: the protein content.  In […]

Should you add eggs to your vegan diet?

A vegan diet is not without inherent nutritional problems.  B12, vitamin D, choline and long chain omega-3 fats come to mind.  Then there’s zinc, calcium and iron.  You can find those minerals in plant foods, but they’re typically in a different chemical form and harder to absorb than from animal-source foods.  Being vegan 40 or […]

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