Saturday, April 20, 2013

Do You Know the Truth About Protein? ... from Men's Health Magazine

If you are what you eat, what does that make a vegan? A string-bean, milquetoast kind of a guy? Of course not—and renowned strength coach Robert dos Remedios, a vegan, is strong evidence to the contrary. Really strong.

But most men eat animal products. And we really do become what we eat. Our skin, bones, hair, and nails are composed mostly of protein. Plus, animal products fuel the muscle-growing process called protein synthesis. That's why Rocky chugged eggs before his a.m. runs. Since those days, nutrition scientists have done plenty of research. Read up before you chow down.

~~ You Need More

Think big. Most adults would benefit from eating more than the recommended daily intake of 56 grams, says Donald Layman, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois. The benefit goes beyond muscles, he says: Protein dulls hunger and can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. (read more).


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  2. I see Dr. Layman's research quoted in numerous popular "diet" books and programs (South Beach, Atkins, etc), however it doesn't seem like they really read ALL his research, so I was glad to find that he was working directly with Qivana so they would be sure to get it right.