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4 Myths about Plant-Based ProteinĀ 

As consumer demand for plant-based and vegan proteins continues to rise, we’ve set out to tackle 4 of the most popular plant-based protein myths head on!

Plant-base proteins are here to stay! And rightfully so! While some of the more loyal whey protein enthusiasts have had their doubts (often citing myths like the 4 we’re about to debunk), plant-based proteins can offer some incredible benefits!

4 Myths About Plant-Based Proteins (Debunked)Myth Number 1: All plant-based proteins are incomplete proteins – making them less useful than their complete, animal-based counterparts.

First and foremost, the notion that all plant-based proteins are incomplete proteins is blatantly and utterly false. While a good number of plant-based proteins may be incomplete, there certain plants and grains – like quinoa and buckwheat – that have been recognized as being complete proteins.1-2

What’s more, an “incomplete” protein (regardless of where it may be sourced from), is far from useless so far as our bodies are concerned. “Incomplete” proteins earn the designation because they’ve been found to be missing one or more of the nine essential amino acids (i.e. those amino acids that the body needs in order to function, but can’t synthesize on its own).

When we ingest an incomplete protein – in any form – our bodies don’t ignore it because it’s incomplete; instead, they treat it like any other protein source and break it down into its component amino acids, which are then stored in the body until they are needed. The body’s ability to combine amino acids from multiple sources leads us directly into myth number two!


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Specific diet plan works better than drugs for type 2 diabetes, study shows

Highly structured nutrition therapy helped type 2 diabetes patients reach health goals similar to those accomplished with medications, researchers report. « This is very encouraging since participants un the study have lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 10 years and were not able to control their blood glucose or weight with multiple medications. »

Read the full article at: www.upi.com

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UEA research shows high protein foods boost cardiovascular health

The really surprising thing that was found is that amino acid intake has as much of an effect on blood pressure as established lifestyle risk factors such as salt intake, physical activity and alcohol consumption. For arterial stiffness, the association was similar to the magnitude of change previously associated with not smoking.
Beneficial daily amounts equate to a 75g portion of steak, a 100g salmon fillet or a 500ml glass of skimmed milk.

Read the full article at: www.eurekalert.org

Evidence based approach state that protein is incredibly important. If we don’t get enough from the diet, our health and body composition suffers. However, there are vastly different opinions on how much protein we actually need. Most official nutrition organizations recommend a fairly modest protein intake. The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. This amounts to:

  • 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man.
  • 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.

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