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Sunday
Jul192009

The Power of Protein - Part 3: Amounts & Sources

In the first two parts of this series, we looked at health concerns related to protein intake, and what research says about protein intake and body composition. To wrap up the series, today we'll look at recommended intakes, and some general differences among protein sources.

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Sunday
Jul122009

The Power of Protein - Part 2: Protein & Body Composition

The first post in this series looked at some of the misconceptions related to protein intake and its impact on health. The key message was that as long as someone is generally healthy, consuming protein beyond the Recommended Daily Allowance has not been shown to be detrimental to health. In some cases, such as bone metabolism, studies show that extra protein can actually be beneficial. Of course, consuming too much protein can lead to an excess of calories, which can increase body fat levels.

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Sunday
Jul052009

The Power of Protein - Part 1: Protein and Health Concerns

Improved recovery. Decreased body fat. Decreased cravings. Improved satiety. Increased bone density. Increased lean body mass. Enhanced immunity. Improved workout performance. More regular blood-sugar levels. Burn more calories. If the phrases above were written on the label of a nutritional supplement (and if it were true), that supplement would fly off the shelf. Fortunately, we can find something in our regular diet to provide these benefits

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