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Extra protein is a decent dietary choice, but don’t overdo it

May 1, 2013

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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow … See Full Bio
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Corporate Fitness
June 27, 2013

Your post is really knowledgeable.Tips are good for our perfect health.Thanks for sharing….

June 16, 2013

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.

June 15, 2013

Hi Heidi,

I was wondering.. what is your take on protein powder? I suppose you would support it as a dietary supplements instead of snacking?

June 10, 2013

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.

Richard Karpal
June 2, 2013

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

June 1, 2013

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…

Try 5 Home Eyeglasses
May 27, 2013

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..

Roger Gietzen MD
May 21, 2013

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

Mike Jackson
May 6, 2013

Proteins are necessary for the body but not to take excessively. The tips are good and need to be followed.
Stay fit and healthy.

May 2, 2013

What’s wrong with full fat dairy, -milk. Kind of strange point of view.

May 2, 2013

I calculate you consumed about 95g of protein rather than the 35-40g you go on to recommend. Do you calculate it differently?

Finn Haddie
May 31, 2013

How could you possibly calculate how much protein she ate when she provided no information on any amounts?

May 2, 2013

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.

weight loss plan
May 2, 2013

great tips….waiting for next tips

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