Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

The answer is fake meat. What you are looking at is Seitan, the step-brother to soy-based tofu. Unlike tofu, seitan is made from gluten. Yes, that same gluten that many Americans are shunning today. Seitan has been used as a … Continue reading

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In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD So the world is abuzz with the news that in a 1 year randomized trial, a low-carb diet led to greater losses than a low-fat diet. Anahad O’Connor covered the story … Continue reading

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Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

Understanding Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Protein

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS For most nutrients it is easy to understand how the % Daily Value (%DV) is determined. It is simply the percentage of the 100% Daily Value amount that is in … Continue reading

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Yogurt or *Fauxgurt*?

Yogurt or *Fauxgurt*?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Protein and yogurt are still big marketing draws for “energy” bars, despite protein being one of the worst things you can … Continue reading

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashews

Photo Cashew – © Coffeehuman | Dreamstime.com 1. Cashew trees originated in Brazil, but are now cultivated in many countries across the world. Top exporters include Nigeria, India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam and Indonesia. 2. Cashews are a seed, not a … Continue reading

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Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

Complete Protein: The Complete Facts

You may have heard the term complete protein. What does it mean, and is it something you should be worrying about? What you need to know Protein is made up of smaller building blocks called amino acids. There are 21 … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Think About Protein

The Right Way to Think About Protein

There is a protein craze going on in this country. Since “fats are fattening and carbs are evil”, in many people’s minds protein is the only macro nutrient that’s safe to eat. Additionally, protein has been shown to aid with … Continue reading

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Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Everyone and their sister is getting on the protein bandwagon these days. Snack bars are leading the crusade to bulk up our protein intake. Nature Valley, a General Mills subsidiary, is no exception. Today we’ll analyze the company’s Protein Chewy … Continue reading

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Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Cheerios Protein Cereal – Sugary Hype, Not Much More

Major news in the cereal world last week. Cheerios, the most popular brand of breakfast cereal, has joined the protein arms race with the introduction of 2 new cereals fortified with protein clusters. With carbs deemed evil, and fats as … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Happy Cinco de Mayo Monday! As more people are increasing their plant foods intake, Meatless Monday has become a popular movement. The market is responding by providing innovative meat alternatives. Neat Foods is an interesting company that offers mixes based … Continue reading

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