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Extra protein is a decent dietary choice, but don’t overdo it
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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
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Your post is really knowledgeable.Tips are good for our perfect health.Thanks for sharing….
I think the balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates are important in maintaining the health and balance of the body, especially the weight. But without exercise coupled with I think will be useless. Should balance diet coupled with regular exercise.
I was wondering.. what is your take on protein powder? I suppose you would support it as a dietary supplements instead of snacking?
Is is safe to say that all types of fish are a good source of protein. I eat fish 4 days a week but mostly salmon and tilapia.
I appreciated the article regarding a balance between protein, complex carbohydrates, and fats in a food plan.
But no mention was made of protein powder, especially if a person is in a program of exercise that includes lifting weights.
I use Whey Protein powder mixed with water and skim milk; one scoop delivers 26 grams of protein plus 115 mgs of calcium, 1 gram of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 1 gram of saturated fat.
Please comment in a reply. Richard Karpal
It’so difficult to estimate how much nutrients should be taken for the body. I think it’s the reason why we should consult to the experts like dietician, doctor, and the like in order to avoid any side effect of implementing a new diet…
Nice post about Extra protein is a decent dietary choice, but don’t overdo it.The article is very knowledgeable.Thanks for the information.Keep sharing..
A misconception that many people have is that protein = meat. However if you look closely, you will see that even a well rounded vegetarian meal is full of protein. Any doubts, look at an elephant!
Roger Gietzen, MD
Proteins are necessary for the body but not to take excessively. The tips are good and need to be followed.
Stay fit and healthy.
What’s wrong with full fat dairy, -milk. Kind of strange point of view.
I calculate you consumed about 95g of protein rather than the 35-40g you go on to recommend. Do you calculate it differently?
How could you possibly calculate how much protein she ate when she provided no information on any amounts?
if you want to concentrate carb in one meal, than better in the morning, or spread: morning (fiber/cereals) and lunch (rice, etc.) but NOT in the evening. The body digest carbs better during the day with activity then in the evening.
great tips….waiting for next tips
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