10 April 2018 Protein intake tips for older women from the new book "Food Wisdom for Women"

As we age, we gradually lose muscle mass. For older adults, this muscle loss can increase risk for falls and impact strength and fitness. As discussed in the new book "Food Wisdom for Women", many health experts now recommend higher protein intakes for this age group.

25 March 2014 Is a High Protein Diet Unhealthy?

High protein dieters take notice: recent studies on mice and humans suggest high protein intake, as a percent of calories, significantly increases cancer mortality, and increases overall mortality.

8 January 2013 Can a High Protein Meal Plan Help You Lose Weight?

Yes! Many of you trying to lose weight might have already noticed that when you consume high protein meals, you have an easier time sticking to your target calories for weight loss. Of interest, a research team from the Netherlands (Martens, Lemmens, and Westererp-Plantenga) just published a nifty study that showed people consume fewer calories when their protein intake rises.

9 October 2012 Protein Needs for Muscle Growth

Guest Post for MyNetDiary by Jacque Maldonado MS, RD, CDE
Building muscle can seem like the Holy Grail for both athletes and people working on weight loss. The first and most essential ingredient is resistance training, also known as weight lifting, at least twice a week. Mix in a regular routine of cardiovascular exercise that includes some days of increased intensity. Fold in a recovery day and plenty of high quality sleep, and muscles receive the signals and rest needed to build up or at least not break down during weight loss.

15 December 2011 The ‘Skinny' on Protein Powders

The ‘Skinny' on Protein Powders On Tuesday we posted an article on meal replacements and how they can be used to lose weight. Another recent study we found looked specifically at protein powders, so we thought we would share some of the highlights of this study since many people have questions about...

27 October 2011 Healthy Proteins on a Budget

Healthy Proteins on a Budget Healthy eating is possible on a tight budget! You don't have to be a college student to benefit from cost-saving tips either. Here are three basic tips for cutting costs while still choosing nutritious protein foods (that is, your main entrée foods): choose less processed...

5 April 2011 Are You Lactose Intolerant?

Are You Lactose Intolerant? Many people tell me that they won't drink milk because it gives them gas, cramps or diarrhea. They don't have a milk allergy, but the gut discomfort is enough to turn them off milk and most milk products. What they have is "lactose intolerance" - a relatively common condition...

25 January 2011 Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt There is a temporary price war going on between Greek yogurt brands at my local supermarket. Yay, I win! Brands that I consider too pricey are now affordable - all in an effort to win my dollar. As I ate my way through Greek yogurt this week, I started thinking about the difference...

5 October 2010 Supplements: Protein

Supplements: Protein People often ask me about using protein supplements as part of their diet or exercise routine. Aside from cost, here are a few things to think about before you decide to pack in the protein powders. Protein supplements can being very useful when used to help promote growth and...

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