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Who says the paleo diet is meat-centric?

Not for me it isn’t. Like many paleo people I eat a lot of vegetables (problably more than your average vegan) Just thought I’d post a pic of my dinner last night: Sicilian Chicken (recipe to come), 100 grams chicken breast (about a palm size = approx 25 g protein) Cauliflower rice, about 1/2 cup […]

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How much protein should I eat? Protein & fat amounts in fish, meat, eggs, poultry

Protein is absolutely essential. It supports numerous functions in our body; immune system, anti-oxidants, growth, fertility, intestinal integrity, neurotransmitters, enzymes, repair, maintenance and function of all organs and tissue including bone. Protein is also very important for appetite regulation. Here is an overview of critical functions: (Amino acids: metabolism, functions, and nutrition. Wu,G) Having adequate […]

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Beef and butter, a bad combination for your heart?

In this interesting study – beef was eaten with either saturated fat from dairy or monounsaturated fat, in the context of a low carb diet. Blood lipids were measured to see what difference the fat type made. In nutrition studies we used to hear all about saturated fat, and the positive effect of low saturated […]

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Red meat increases risk of heart disease and cancer! Study critiques

I opened up my email this morning to see what new awaited my from various nutrition study feeds. Here is what I find: RED MEAT IS GOING TO KILL ME – Yikes From Medsape Eating Meat Ups Risk of Cardiovascular and Cancer Mortality March 12, 2012 (Boston, Massachusetts) — Long-term data from two large studies […]

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Another take on the study that shows a high protein diet leads to more weight gain

Well this study [ Effect of Dietary Protein Content on Weight Gain, Energy Expenditure, and Body Composition During Overeating] has had a lot of press recently, mostly under headlines such as this: Calories, not protein, matter most for fat gain For the current study, researchers led by Dr. George Bray from the Pennington Biomedical Research […]

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Omega 6 and 3 in nuts, oils, meat and fish. Tools to get it right.

One of the ways our diets have changed dramatically from the diets of our ancestors and even the very recent past is the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the food we eat. A huge amount has been written about this subject, dozens of studies have been published. I’m not […]

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