Can too much protein accelerate aging?

Professors Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer have identified what appears to be the universal explanation for obesity – the Protein Leverage Hypothesis. The Protein Leverage Hypothesis demonstrates how our appetite for protein will drive excess energy intake and consequently obesity when the proportion of protein in our diet is low. However, counterintuitively, they also caution …

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Chocolate Avocado Protein Pudding

You can still satisfy your chocolate cravings while still getting a lot of protein and nutrients, thanks to this rich and creamy pudding.   With a delicious, creamy texture and a solid dose of monounsaturated fat, avocados also contain potassium, copper, folate, and vitamin B5.  Cocoa powder brings along the flavour of chocolate that we can …

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Keto Lie #4: Protein should be avoided due to gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and every successful version of a lower-carb diet (e.g. Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, Carnivore, etc.) is the misguided fear of ‘excess protein’ to keep ketones high, insulin low and avoid gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore discovered that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and therefore lower your blood …

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Strawberry Cottage Cheese Protein Pot

This simple little snack will help boost your protein and smash your hunger.   The protein and cottage cheese provide a hit of bioavailable protein along with vitamin B2, B5, calcium and phosphorus.  Strawberries boost vitamin C and rounds out the flavour with a little bit of sweetness.   You can top with berries, nuts or cacao …

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Vanilla Cottage Cheese Protein Pot

This vanilla cottage cheese protein pot is a tasty and fun way to start the day.    Many people struggle to get adequate amounts of bioavailable protein to provide satiety, crush their cravings and prevent loss of lean muscle.   Cottage cheese with protein powder forms an excellent base to get your bioavailable protein along with calcium, …

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Plant Protein vs Animal Protein. Are all proteins created equal?

I sometimes hear the phrase “animal protein” used as a derogatory term, as if there’s something inherently bad about them.  But, are memes like this perpetuating an ethical paradigm or belief system rather than promoting human health or sustainability?  Is there any difference between ‘animal protein’ and ‘plant protein’?  Or are amino acids just more …

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Berry protein fluff

Protein fluff is a satiety hack used by bodybuilders to get some protein and help them feel full without too many calories.    The frozen blueberries with the protein powder swell to provide a high volume low energy density snack that is surprisingly filling with not a lot of calories.    You can add some sweetener if …

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Protein Packed Quinoa Porridge

While it’s important to start your day with a solid dose of protein to keep you satiated, it can be harder to obtain protein on a plant-based diet without excess calories.  This breakfast bowl solves the problem by combining quinoa with your favourite vegan protein powder for a tasty vegan, gluten-free meal that will keep …

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