Tagged: protein

Vegan Protein Combinations

August 2nd, 2015 | protein

A vegan, or “strict vegetarian,” may want to pay closer attention to the types of protein sources because plant-based foods are incomplete proteins. That doesn’t mean they don’t contain enough protein, it means they don’t contain all the essential amino acids. Combining different protein sources ensures an ample supply of all them. A Little Amino Acid […]

The Order You Eat the Food On Your Plate Does Matters

July 18th, 2015 | protein

Let’s say you’re eating the way the USDA recommends with a big plate of protein, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates (like whole wheat bread, oats, and brown rice.) New research has shown that the order you eat those foods affects your blood sugar, which is especially important for folks with Type 2 diabetes. The short version: […]

Low Carb Vegetarian Protein Foods

June 1st, 2015 | protein

Are you a vegetarian interested in reducing the carbohydrate in your diet? Depending on what you’ve been eating before changing to a low carb (or lower-carb) diet, you may have to pay more attention to getting enough protein, as some of the usual sources of protein for vegetarians, such as whole grains, come with a […]

Key Ingredients for a Healthy Heart

May 30th, 2015 | protein

As the weather warms and schedules become packed with summer sports and activities, it can be easy to let your heart healthy diet slide to the bottom of the priority list. With a dash of planning and a spoonful of creativity, summer meals can taste as good as they are nutritious and give you the […]

Haven’t Tried Sardines? Try These!

May 28th, 2015 | protein

Sardines are consistently rated as the most nutritious and environmentally friendly fish you can eat, and yet some people remain suspicious. “Wait! They have bones and scales?”

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