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 diabetes, cardiovascular 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 Institute, Steven 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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Eating Soup on a Ketogenic Diet
You’ve educated yourself, talked to your healthcare provider and made the leap to the ketogenic diet – a very high fat, moderate protein, very low carb approach to fueling your body. And by now you are a meal prep superstar and probably looking to add some variety to your menu. Soups can be a great place to start. The right soup can help you stay hydrated, nourished, and on target with fat intake to fuel and support ketone levels.