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Nutritional Quality of Plant Proteins

Nutritional Quality of Plant Proteins

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Plant-based diets play an important role in health and physical function, but how do they compare to animal proteins?

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APR. 16, 2021    1 MIN. READ
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Plant protein-based diets are becoming increasingly popular around the world, and there are lots of good reasons why. Research links diets that are largely plant-based to several health benefits, including a lower risk of type 2 diabetescardiovascular disease and premature death. While more research is needed, a 2019 review in Translational Psychiatry suggests that plant-based diets may also improve cognitive health.

While plant proteins play an important role in health and physical function, how do they compare to the nutrient density of animal proteins? 

In this 30-minute podcast, from Abbott Nutrition Health InstituteSteven Hertzler, PhD, RD, LD, and Courtney Allgeier, MS, RD, LD, discuss their article published in the December 2020 issue of Nutrients, titled “Plant Proteins: Assessing Their Nutritional Quality & Effects on Health & Physical Function,” where they consider the merits, risks and safety issues of increasing plant protein intake.

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What Is Collagen and Why Is It Important to Your Health?

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What Is Collagen and Why Is It Important to Your Health?

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Collagen is one of the most popular items to hit the nutrition aisle, but what exactly is it? And how important is it for your health? Collagen is a protein in the body that provides structure to the connective tissue. Over time and with aging, collagen production decreases causing less elasticity in the skin. Researchers are studying collagen for its potential to reduce wrinkles, mitigate joint pain and reduce bone deterioration.

Good Nutrition to Support Immune Health

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Good nutrition is critical to support a healthy immune system. There is a strong relationship between poor nutritional status and compromised immunity.1  Below, are seven essential nutrients that are known to support immune health.2-8

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