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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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7 Tips for Healthy Halloween Treats

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"Healthy" and "Halloween" aren't words you usually find in the same sentence. But Halloween doesn't have to be all about candy and chocolate. The real seasonal trick is balance. By swapping in nourishing Halloween treats for some of the typical goodies, you can join in on the fun and nourish your body at the same time.

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