But they should! Give beans and other legumes a try Plants that produce beans occur in the legume plant family. Beans are seeds and, as such, contain everything a sprouting plant needs (except water and sunlight) to germinate and create a new plant. The seeds of legumes occur in pods of various sizes and shapes.…more
Do Seniors Need More Protein to Avoid Sarcopenia?
The participants ate one of two meal types. (1) 90 grams of high-quality protein per day for seven days in equal amounts at daily meals (about 30 grams each). (2) 90 grams of high-quality protein per day for seven days with most of the protein at dinner (63 grams), 11 grams at breakfast, and 16 grams at lunch. Over a 24-hour period, participants who ate equal amounts of protein at each meal synthesized about 30 percent more muscle protein compared participants who ate most of their protein at dinner. Thus, some researchers now recommend eating 25 – 30 grams of protein at each daily meal to promote maximum muscle protein synthesis.more
How to Eat More Protein
Eating more protein may improve your health Omnivore or vegan? Let’s say you read my last blog post. You believe that eating at least 1.2 grams of protein per kg of body weight each day (at the low end of the range in the previous post) would improve your health. What might you eat to…more
Do You Eat Enough Protein?
Official guidelines may be too low Increase protein at breakfast Science can be bothersome at times, providing contradictory guidelines for what we eat. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is expressed as number of grams of protein eaten per kilogram of body weight per day. For both adult men and adult women, experts proposed…more