Category Archives: Protein

The Human Stomach

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Do High Protein Diets Decrease Anxiety?

High protein diets have been shown to have a number of health benefits. One of these benefits may be an improvement in mental health. For example, in one study researchers fed a group of rats with either low (8 %), … Continue reading

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Misrepresenting The Fat Content of Foods

Food labeling is more complex than it may first appear. One aspect of food labelling that can be misinterpreted is regarding the fat content. Fat is a group of hydrocarbon chemicals that contain 9 calories per gram when oxidised. This … Continue reading

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Meat, Fish or Fowl?

For those of us that like to eat animal products, there is a continual choice between the different forms of meat. Clearly there are taste differences between the various types of meat, but perhaps more importantly, there are also nutritional … Continue reading

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Top Three Foods That Won’t Make You Fat: Vegetables, Dairy and Protein

Many foods are fattening and can cause considerable weight gain in those that regularly consume them. The antidote to this weight gain, is to eat foods that prevent weight gain. Vegetables have been shown to have a number of beneficial … Continue reading

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One Of The Main Benefit of High Fat and High Protein Diets?

High fat and high protein diets have been found to have positive health effects. High fat diets may be particularly useful for men, because they can allow the optimal production of testosterone, and other androgenic hormones. This can increase the … Continue reading

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Should You Alter Your Protein Intake Daily?

Protein intake is a controversial subject because there are many opinions on how much protein is required daily. It is known that physical activity can significantly increase the requirement for protein and so athletes and those involved in hard physical … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need To Eat Meat?

Humans are omnivores, which means they have anatomical adaptations to consume both animals and plant foods. There is controversy about which diet may provide the greatest health effects, and in reality there is probably not one single diet that can … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Protein

Evidence suggests that protein is a weight loss food. There are a number of reasons for this including improved appetite regulation, improved insulin resistance and increased metabolic rate. Increasing the protein content of the diet can therefore have a substantial … Continue reading

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Vegetable Proteins: Caveat Emptor

Vegetables protein powders have become popular in recent times. A large number of protein powders made from oats, peas and other vegetables have been formulated and marketed. Generally these are useful to the vegetarian or vegan as they provide a … Continue reading

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