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10/20/12 5:56 A


SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,165
10/19/12 7:04 A

Just focusing on protein intake causes some high-protein dieters to overlook other nutrients. Ensure that your diet is balanced and nutritious. You don’t want too little or too much a recent study they are saying now that too much protein can cause heart problems....

Seeds are an easily digestible source of protein that isn't likely to cause gas. Pumpkin seeds are especially high in protein, low in calories and fat. Sunflower seeds have protein & almonds are particularly high in protein. Nuts are an excellent source of gas-free protein, as well as chicken, turkey, beans, peas, fish, cottage cheese, and peanut butter, parm cheese or Romano

Protein in our diet can come from two different sources: plant based (such as soy, nuts and beans), or animal based (such as meat, dairy and eggs).
A healthy diet should include 2 to 3 servings of lean protein each day. Animal proteins tend to be higher in saturated fats, so those types of proteins should be limited.

Barley has soluble and insoluble fiber and has more fiber than oatmeal. It can help lower cholesterol, provides protein and b vitamins. Barley may aid in weight control because it helps control blood sugar and helps keep you full. Add barley to soups, cereals, salads, and other grain dishes such as brown rice dishes. About 16 grams of protein for 1 cup.....

Beans and nuts are also good choices of plant-based proteins. Experiment with grains such as quinoa and kasha which are extremely high in protein. Low-fat dairy products are also excellent sources of protein. Try reduced-fat yogurts, cottage cheese and milk.

CUSH1932 SparkPoints: (79,943)
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10/19/12 6:36 A

good info. I didn't think of the powder that way and will attempt to get protien from other sources.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (11,782)
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10/19/12 4:26 A

I think that whole foods are best.
What is an average day's menu for you?

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/19/12 3:14 A

No, not at all. Stick to your daily limits.

Realise though, that protein powders are one of the worst sources of protein you can get. They largely come with empty calories and are not comparable at all to protein from food based sources.

If you're low on protein, why not do double helpings of lean meats or include a legume meal once a week?

FISHERESS68 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/19/12 2:54 A

For a woman, can it hurt to have to much protein in one meal?? I got this protein powder that I really like. My calories and protein are low. Will it hurt me to have 2 servings at one time?

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