Category Archives: Protein

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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Animal Protein: How much Is Too Much?

Animal protein can be a double edged sword. On one hand, some evidence suggests that high intakes of animal protein are linked to certain diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, meat is a good source … Continue reading

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Does Protein Quality Matter?

Protein quality can be defined in a number of different ways. Generally the higher the quality protein, the less of it that is required to supply daily protein requirement. Animal proteins are considered higher quality than plant proteins, and this … Continue reading

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Milk For Weight Loss?

Cow’s milk is a nutritious food for animals other than young cows. There is a belief that cow’s milk is a poor quality food, but the science behind cow’s milk has been misunderstood. Certainly, certain individuals cannot consume cow’s milk … Continue reading

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The Truth About Vegan Diets

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Red Meat, Fish or Fowl?

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Protein, Dairy and Legumes

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Improving Glycaemic Control

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How Does Protein Build Muscle?

Skeletal muscle is made up predominantly of protein. When we eat animal flesh we are eating their muscle, along with any associated fat and a small amount of carbohydrate stored in skeletal muscle as glycogen. Skeletal muscle is made up … Continue reading

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