Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
SP says we should consume 10% - 35% of our calories from protein. For demonstration purposes let's use 25%. On a 2800 calorie maintenance plan, that is 700 calories or 175 grams of protein per day. To get 175 "protein calories" you would need to e... Read more
Has anyone tried this yet? I saw it on facebook. I'm trying to look for new ideas for breakfast that has a lot of protein in it. I find it hard to do eggs some mornings. I was thinking about this with a whole wheat light bagel thin and maybe a gree... Read more
I have come to the realization that I may be lactose intolerant, only with milk and cream cheese. I have stayed away from these products for a while because of this, but I gave in and had a couple bowls of cereal the past couple days. Of... Read more
I'm having major trouble getting the numbers! I don't use the SP meal plans ... I know what I like to eat and it's all healthy stuff, but I can't get the perfect 50/30/20 ratios no matter what I try to do. Has anyone else had similar results? Any... Read more
Cheddar and other aged cheeses are naturally lactose free. This is because the whey has been removed and the whey is where the sugar and lactose are. I visited Cabot creamery in Vermont and that is where I discovered this little secret. Mac and chees... Read more
For 73 years, farming communities all over our country have recognized the dairy farmer during the month of June. Dairy month began back in 1937 when grocer organizations sponsored National Dairy Month, which became June Dairy Month in 1939. Fluid mi... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
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