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26 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!)

26 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!)

Protein is important to our health, our workouts and recovery, and our brain function; without it, we wouldn’t function at our best and our bodies wouldn’t be able to support us long-term. However, the problem with the view of protein in our country is where we’re getting the majority of our protein from: animals. Regardless of different opinions out there about including meat as a part of our regular diets, we can’t ignore the fact that meat consumption is causing…

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4 Foods That Can Improve Your Metabolism

4 Foods That Can Improve Your Metabolism

A magic bullet solution does not exist, but there are some things that can encourage your body to burn a few extra calories. Don’t listen to the Internet. There’s no such thing as a miracle calorie-burning food that will allow you to vegetate on the couch while melting off the pounds. If there were, gyms would go out of business instantly. According to registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, however, there are a few things that can help one’s metabolism work more…

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Dietary Protein – From Any Source – May Help Muscle Health

Dietary Protein – From Any Source – May Help Muscle Health

Diets high in protein from any source – animals or plants – may help keep muscles big and strong as people age, according to a new study. People with higher overall protein intake had higher muscle mass and stronger quadriceps, the muscle in front of the thigh, said lead author Kelsey Mangano of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Proteins are found in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, vegetables, grains and nuts. The Institute of Medicine recommends adults get about…

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20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

People argue about carbs, fats, and everything in between. However, almost everyone agrees that protein is important. Eating plenty of protein has numerous benefits. It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength, to name a few. The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 46 grams for women, and 56 grams for men. However, many health and fitness experts believe that we need much more than that. Here is a list of 20 delicious…

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How to stay strong in adulthood? Eat protein often, study says Diet

How to stay strong in adulthood? Eat protein often, study says Diet

Graham Slaughter, CTVNews.ca    Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 A new study suggests that adults should eat significantly more protein than national guidelines currently recommend, and that portions should be split evenly throughout the day. The high-protein diet, outlined in a joint study by the University of Mississippi and researchers at McMaster University, could help stave off muscle and strength loss in aging adults. Researchers say the sweet spot is 30 grams to 45 grams of protein eaten one to…

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Top 10 Plant-Based Proteins To Add To Your Daily Routine

Top 10 Plant-Based Proteins To Add To Your Daily Routine

BY MEGHAN TELPNER    JANUARY 10, 2015 We all know protein is important. But even if we’re vaguely aware that we need to watch our protein intake, it’s easy to write it off as something only body builders or people on strict diets need to worry about. For women especially, it’s not uncommon to go without a good source of protein until the evening meal. Protein is about more than building muscle. Each and every body part requires protein to…

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Should You Double Your Protein Intake?

Should You Double Your Protein Intake?

February 16, 2015     By Alex Orlov, Life by DailyBurn Think only twenty-something bodybuilders need to worry about their protein intake? Think again. A small study published this month in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism reveals that you might want to double the recommended daily amount of protein you’re eating as you age. Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle. But as you get older, you’ll naturally start to lose some of your muscle mass…

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The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert and Calm

The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert and Calm

Shubhra Krishan  November 27, 2014 What do the following breakfast menus have in common? Coffee and doughnut. Pancakes with syrup. Milk with sweet cereal. Yes, they are quick to put together and taste good. But if you start feeling irritable and jittery a few hours later, these very foods could be responsible, thanks to the quick blood sugar rise and crash they cause. That’s because they have one other factor in common: they lack protein. Protein takes longer for the…

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14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein

14 Great Sources Of Clean Protein

BY NADYA ANDREEVA    DECEMBER 21, 2013  Clean protein is harder to come by than you might think. Pesticides, heavy metals, and antibiotics are abundant in almost all factory-produced nonorganic meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs. Fast food joints pump almost all of their items with food flavorings and chemicals to increase shelf life. To avoid all the negative health effects, go for the following foods whenever possible. Make friends with farmers at the closest farmers’ market, read food labels…

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10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati    October 9, 2013    October, November and December are all prime pumpkin months in the U.S. and soon enough, people will be carving up pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, homemade pies and pumpkin bakes! But before you prepare your pumpkin as a decoration, dessert or dinner, remember to save your seeds. If you simply scoop out and compost your pumpkin/squash seeds you could be throwing out a heap of great nutrients and their inherent plant-based health benefits. Vitamins, minerals…

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