Category Archives: Protein

How To Make An Infant Sleep for Longer

It is well established that diet can have a pronounced effect on sleep. Both caffeine and alcohol can for example disrupt sleep. Also, it is known that the macronutrient (fat, protein and carbohydrate) content of the diet can affect sleep. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Protein Quality

Protein has been shown to posses weight loss properties. A higher intake of protein may decrease body weight because it has beneficial glycaemic effects and may increase metabolic rate directly through increased oxidation of fuel and indirectly through increased growth … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

The protein content of the diet can be manipulated by the individual and this can be useful for a number of reasons. Protein foods show a number of metabolic effects in the long and short term and the protein level … Continue reading

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Protein and Vitamin D For Strength in Old Age?

Fat free mass is inversely associated with mortality. This relates in part to the fact that as people age muscle mass naturally decreases, which is in part caused by the natural reduction in hormones including growth hormone, testosterone and insulin … Continue reading

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More Benefits for High Protein Diets: Sleep Quality

High protein diets have a number of benefits for those wishing to improve their body composition. Protein supplies nitrogen and this facilitates the synthesis of new skeletal muscle. This is especially true in cases when high intensity exercise such as … Continue reading

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Fat Loss: Protein Is Pivotal

Dietary protein is important because it is the main source of nitrogen (protein is made of chains of amino acids, and all amino acids contain at least one nitrogen group). Without adequate nitrogen, the natural turnover of the skeletal muscle … Continue reading

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Pea Protein Versus Whey Protein for Muscle Building

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Undernutrition

Undernutrition can be defined as a condition whereby the amount of nutrients required by an individual is not met. This often refers to the macronutrients in the form of energy from carbohydrate and fat, as well as nitrogen from protein. … Continue reading

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The Gastrointestinal Effects of Whey

Evidence suggests that high protein diets are beneficial in weight loss. A number of studies have investigated the effects of high protein diets and found that they may decrease short term appetite, increase general satiety, and increase resting metabolic rate. … Continue reading

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