Published at Sunday, July 21st 2019, 13:03:31 PM by St1ffM. Health News.
Eating an adequate amount of protein is key for maintaining muscle mass, which helps keep your metabolism revved. It's possible to meet your daily protein needs on a plant-based diet. You just have to be strategic.One of my clients who was struggling to drop weight (and feeling tired all the time) after he went vegan was surprised to learn he was only consuming about half the protein he needed. Most vegans I work with need at least 60 grams of protein per day. But many don't know if they're hitting that quota.To make sure you're getting enough, try tracking your intake (even briefly) with an app like My Fitness Pal. Another strategy is to include more pulses (the umbrella term for beans, lentils, and peas) in your meals, since they are one of the best sources of plant protein. One cup of cooked lentils contains 17 grams of protein, compared to about 8 grams in a cup of cooked quinoa or a quarter cup of almonds. Whipping a plant-based powder (such as pea protein, made from yellow split peas) into a smoothie can also boost your intake, by as much as 25 grams per serving.
Published at Thursday, July 11th 2019, 12:00:50 PM by St1ffM. Health News.
Adding “superfoods” into your life is fine, but they won’t undo or balance out the less healthy aspects of your diet or even make what you eat any “healthier.” So-called superfoods like matcha, turmeric, maca, cacao nibs, and all the others are surely delicious and have their place in a healthy diet, but they don’t have quasi-magical properties that aid longevity or optimize your health. So, eat your potato chips fried in coconut oil, but remember: they’re still chips. My point is when making choices to optimize the healthfulness of your diet, adding in tiny amounts of ingredients, seasonings, and toppings here and there won’t make as much of an impact as, for example, eating less sodium or eating more vegetables. That’s not a reason to not eat that stuff, it’s just a reason to disregard any advice that eating more of it will do something for your health.
Published at Sunday, July 21st 2019, 12:34:18 PM by St1ffM. Health News.
Iodine is a component in thyroid hormones, which help regulate metabolism, growth, and function of key organs. Vegans may not get enough iodine and may be at risk of deficiency and possibly even a goiter. In addition, foods such as soybeans, cruciferous vegetables, and sweet potatoes may promote a goiter. However, just 1/4 teaspoon of iodized salt a day provides a significant amount of iodine.Getting started
Published at Tuesday, July 02nd 2019, 11:41:32 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
This Instagram-worthy option offers up 230 calories and 15 grams of protein per serving.
Published at Friday, June 21st 2019, 11:28:49 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
Per one serving: 17 grams protein
Published at Friday, June 21st 2019, 11:27:37 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
This vegan breakfast bowl is similar to scrambled eggs and comes together in just 10 minutes. There are suggested toppings, but really you can add whatever you like!
Published at Friday, June 21st 2019, 11:23:52 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
Some chia puddings can be pretty high-calorie, but this one is flavored with fresh fruit and thickened with a little cottage cheese, making for a breakfast that's filling without being heavy.
Published at Friday, June 21st 2019, 11:22:10 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
No protein powder necessary in these protein pancakes, which pack an impressive 22 grams per serving! G
Published at Saturday, May 25th 2019, 11:09:15 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
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Published at Saturday, May 25th 2019, 11:05:15 AM. Healthy Food By St1ffM.
If all you have time for is a quick snack from the gas station or drugstore, know that you do have options, and if you know what you're looking for, it will be easier to find. When we asked registered dietitians to recommend snacks to buy at the drugstore, they tended to go for things like nuts and seeds that pack plenty of flavor (hi, wasabi chickpeas), plenty of protein, and not a whole lot else.