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Posts Tagged ‘Protein’

Beans: A Meat Replacement

Beans are a protein packed food and can add many health benefits to anyone’s diet. They are often not thought of a meat replacement at meals, but it is an option, especially for those low income households. Beans are a perfect substitution because they offer just as much protein as meat but are less expensive.…

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Variety in Protein

Interestingly, there is a gender difference when it comes to food cravings. It becomes pretty apparent when talking to men and women about their favorite foods. Men crave protein foods while women prefer carbohydrates. Because of this preference difference, women tend to have a harder time meeting their protein needs than men.   Variety is…

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Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese can be a dieter’s best friend due to its low calories and high protein. A serving of cottage cheese can be from 80-120 calories, with a range of 0-4% fat content. Cottage cheese can be paired with a wide array of foods from tomatoes, peaches, berries, cucumbers, and beets or even just with…

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Balanced Breakfast

Eating a balanced breakfast has a wide range of benefits for both children and adults.  Eating breakfast daily has been shown to improve concentration and productivity throughout the morning, to help us eat less fat and cholesterol, and to control your weight as an adult.  For children, benefits include helping meet daily nutrient requirements, concentrate…

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Protein Sources

Protein is necessary for health. We need protein for growth (especially important for children, teens, and pregnant women), tissue repair, immune function, making essential hormones and enzymes, and preserving lean muscle mass. According to the Dietary Reference Intakes published by the USDA, 10% – 35% of calories should come from protein. I have realized recently…

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Benefits of Yogurt

Yogurt has many health benefits and is an all-around good food to eat.  It is no wonder there are coolers dedicated to it in most grocery stores.  Yogurt is easy to digest.  If you cannot tolerate milk because of lactose intolerance or a protein allergy, you will be able to eat yogurt.  The live active…

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Smart Snacking

Snacking is often seen as a bad thing, but it really isn’t when you choose the right foods to munch on.  Snacks are needed if our meals are lacking in calories, if our stomachs are growling between meals, or if our bodies need energy to make it through our day.  Generally, I try to stick to 2 rules…

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