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Yes, you could just eat chicken, beef, or pork as protein sources as part of your overall balanced diet, but that is limiting your choices and you may be adding an unwanted source of saturated fat. Eating is not just about proper nutrients; it is also about enjoyment, having a variety of food choices, culture and being satisfied with…

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Protein is needed by the body to build and repair tissues. The tissues of the body are constantly undergoing breakdown and change, and new protein components are required on a continuous basis to resupply the repair process with building blocks known as amino acids to take the place of those that have been used up or excreted. The body…

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In June 2011, the USDA replaced the MyPyramid with MyPlate as the US government’s primary symbol and recommendation for Food Groups. MyPlate is a visual cue to help consumers develop healthy eating habits by “building” a plate similar to the USDA MyPlate which also coincides with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans…

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Whey protein supplementation preserves postprandial myofibrillar protein synthesis during short-term energy restriction in overweight and obese adults New research, published on February 1, 2015, in the Journal of Nutrition, was conducted to examine the benefits of whey protein on muscle during a period of weight loss. Reductions…

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Whey protein is a convenient way of adding more high-quality protein to your diet. Whey protein, as part of a higher protein diet, may help increase satiety — so you feel fuller with fewer calories — which can help curb snacking or overeating. Research shows that calorie for calorie, consuming protein can increase the…

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