Protein in diet

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine Proteins are the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains protein. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth…

The Role of Red Meat in an Athlete’s Diet

Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D. SPORTS SCIENCE EXCHANGE THE ROLE OF MEAT IN AN ATHLETE’S DIET: ITS EFFECT ON KEY MACRO-AND MICRONUTRIENTS  SSE#58, Volume 8 (1995), Number 5  Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D. High-Performance Nutrition Mercer Island, Washington KEY POINTS  1. In the typical Western diet, meats such as beef, lamb, pork, veal, poultry, and…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Causes and Symptoms

From The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Several factors may cause vitamin B12 deficiency: Avoiding animal products. People who do not eat any meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products are at risk of becoming deficient in vitamin B12, since B12 is only found naturally in animal products. That’s why vegans should make sure to…

Study: Dieters May Get Better Sleep With More Protein

Higher-protein diets improve indexes of sleep in energy-restricted overweight and obese adults: results from 2 randomized controlled trials  Jing Zhou, Jung Eun Kim, Cheryl LH Armstrong, Ningning Chen, Wayne W Campbell The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 103, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 766 -774, https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.115.124669 Published: 10 February 2016