Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers alike for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
We have a thread about fruits and one about vegetables, so why not one about proteins? Meats, soy, beans, dairy, nuts, whatever your favorite form of protein is.
I've been eating quite a bit of salmon lately. A salmon 'burger' (no bread) yester... Read more
I just started using a protein powder in my smoothies. I'm using Garden of Life's Raw Vanilla Powder. The taste is ok, but always gives a chalky taste no matter what I mix it with. It is bearable, but I would rather not have it if there are other opt... Read more
Has anyone here used Whey Low Gold? It is made from sugar, so is a reduced sugar item. It is very reasonable in calories, carbs, and sugar per servings. Since I'm Type 2 diabetic, I am very careful about using real sugar. In fact, since my Gastri... Read more
I am looking for a decent tasting replacement or protein shake. I have tried Shakeology and had to cut it in half (too chocolately) plus the cost is a little much. Does anyone have any suggestions about one that actually tastes good and is not supe... Read more
If you love peanut butter, but don't like the fat and calories - you'll love "PB2". Doesn't sound good, but it is peanut butter powder, and you mix with 2 tbsp of water. It was surprisingly very good!! Only has 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per... Read more
Protein is an important part of any healthy diet and has been shown to help you feel full longer. But some of the best sources of protein like eggs, chicken and milk aren't easy to carry with you on the go. And having a healthy, protein-pack... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
I tried the Jillian Michels protein whey today as I was way down on my protein intake. I added 2 scoops to my large coffee cup and it thickened the coffee some, but I enjoyed it. Used to once in a while put a package of hot chocolate into a cup of co... Read more
... I just purchased the following protein drink... it is more like a juice protein drink than a shake, I think that I will enjoy this much better and it will be easier to drink and perfect for my lower carb diet..... Read more
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