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 […]

High protein lentils for easy meatless meals

An inexpensive protein powerhouse. If you’d like to add more plant-based proteins to your diet, look no further than lentils.  They’re legumes like kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans, which are all high protein plant foods.  But there’s one key difference: lentils cook much more quickly than the larger legumes, in about 20-30 minutes.  That makes […]

Vegans: where’s the protein?

Two random articles got me thinking about vegans and protein. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m a big proponent of plant-based eating.  Vegetarian and vegan diets can be nutritionally balanced and extremely healthy.  But when it comes to vegans, protein can be very tricky.  After all, a vegan diet means avoiding all of the high (and high […]

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