Vegans: where’s the protein?

I’m a big fan of plant-centric diets, whether flexitarian, Mediterranean, Asian, vegetarian or vegan.  All of these 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 quality) protein foods humans have relied on for […]

Lentils on the radar screen

Nothing like a never-ending pandemic lock down to inspire me to investigate the darkest reaches of the pantry. What foods have been buried in there for months (or longer). Happily, I found lentils. I really need to think about lentils more often. Lentils are a legume — a bean — but unlike other beans they […]

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 […]

Protein: does the food source matter?

https://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 […]

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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