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Why a High-Protein Diet Can Give You Sustained Energy

A vital component of every cell in your body, protein provides the raw materials for building and repairing tissues, including muscles, bones, and skin. Proteins are also used to produce the enzymes that activate your metabolism. So how does protein help keep your energy levels consistent throughout the day? Let�… Read More

Whey Protein Benefits

Not all protein shakes and bars are created equal. Not only does each product on the market have differing amounts of fat, carbs, and protein, but also different protein sources. Whey protein is the protein source most commonly favored by exercisers. So what are the benefits of whey protein and… Read More

Introducing Atkins New Harvest Trail Bars

When it comes to snacks and meal replacements, Atkins followers have plenty of options to choose from, including snack bars , trail mix , shakes , and even candy . Atkins recently introduced a new line: Harvest Trail bars . These wholesome bars are packed with roasted nuts, rich dark chocolate, and morsels of dried… Read More

High Protein, Low Carb Food Ideas

Protein is an essential cornerstone of nutrition. The body uses this macronutrient to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, and fortify bones, muscles, and cartilage. Nutritionists agree that eating foods high in protein can increase satiety and help burn fat. 5 High Protein Foods High-protein, low carb foods can be delicious,… Read More

Why Professional Athletes Choose Low Carb Diets

While dieting can focus on losing weight, this doesn’t have to be the only goal. Having a healthy diet is essential to living a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body in top physical shape. No one understands this better than professional athletes, which is why so many follow strict… Read More

What You Need to Know About Protein

Eating adequate protein is essential for achieving your health goals Protein is one of three major classes of foods called macronutrients—the other two are fats and carbohydrates. Protein is made up of amino acids, also known as the “building blocks of protein.” We get protein primarily from poultry,… Read More

The Good News about Soy

Here’s good news for people who don't want to consume red meat, seafood or poultry with every meal: Soy protein is virtually complete, rich in vitamin E, fiber, calcium, magnesium, lecithin, riboflavin, thiamine, folate, iron and essential fatty acids, missing only the essential amino acid methionine. In addition, 25 grams… Read More

Resistance training and dietary protein: effects on glucose tolerance and contents of skeletal muscle insulin signaling proteins in older persons1,2,3

Background:Resistance training (RT) and dietary protein independently influence indexes of whole-body glucose control, though their synergistic effects have not yet been documented. Objective:This study assessed the influence of dietary protein intake on RT-induced changes in systemic glucose tolerance and the contents of skeletal muscle insulin signaling proteins in… Read More

Meat versus poultry, fish and seafood?

In this study, moderately obese subjects consumed one of two different low-carb diets as part of a weight loss program. In the first diet, most of the protein was from red meat and was higher in saturated fat. In the second diet, most of the protein was from poultry, fish… Read More

In the News: More Kudos for Protein (and More Triumphs for Reducing Carbohydrates)

A report published in the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine (Feb 13, 2006) adds more evidence to the accumulating research showing that low-carb diets get weight off. The report- which analyzed the findings of five major studies comparing low-fat and low-carb diets-- found that low-carb diets do indeed help people shed pounds… Read More

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