Spicy food lovers know that milk can ease the oral burn, but the reason behind why that happens hasn’t always been clear? Some people believe that fat is the soother, with whole cow’s milk reducing the bite more than low-fat cow’s milk or plant-based alternatives. However, a new study conducted by Penn State food scientists suggests that protein plays a role in cooling the heat sensation, too. Full-fat milk is not more effective than fat-free milk in cooling the burning […]

Consuming protein-rich meals and snacks is essential for health and can support muscle growth and help you maintain a healthy body weight. Though protein needs vary, experts suggest that most active people need to take in between 1.2-2.0 grams (g) of protein per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day (0.54-0.9 g per pound (lb)). Keep in mind that this is more than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein, which is currently set at 0.8 g/kg of body weight […]

High protein low fat foods can be good for muscle building and possible weight loss. Choose a variety of plant and animal sources, such as white-fleshed fish, egg whites, and beans, for best results and balanced nutrition. Protein is an essential component of healthy nutrition. Beyond its essential roles in building and maintaining muscle and tissues in your body and helping regulate many body processes, protein also helps promote satiety (fullness) and may aid in weight management. Fortunately, there are […]

Cottage cheese is a high-protein, low-calorie, low-fat food that can promote good health. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that support healthy bones and an increase in red blood cells. Eating it can help improve your gut health and support weight loss. This article describes the health benefits of cottage cheese and why it is worth eating. It includes how to purchase it, ways to enjoy it, and foods that provide equal rewards without dairy. Photo by Cathy Scola […]

When I was a young girl approaching womanhood in the early ’90s, the diet and nutrition business was booming. Like most between the ages of 12-16, I was thinking a lot about my figure. Thinness seemed obligatory and muscle definition a very distant “nice to have.” By far the most loudly touted course of action to achieve this ideal form was to consume fat free and low fat foods. According to the media and food companies, if you wanted to […]

Ensuring that your diet includes ideal vegetarian protein sources is important for anyone who doesn’t eat meat or doesn’t tend to consume a lot of animal-based foods. Although you may be aware of the fact that protein is a key part of your daily diet, you might not be sure if you’re getting enough. In that case, you’ll be interested to find out that the current international Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 g per kilogram of body weight, according […]

A DIETITIAN shared her protein-packed picks from Whole Foods that work great for fat loss. She said some of her favorites even go well in a salad. 3 Lauren, a dietitian, shared her top five picks from Whole Foods for quick and easy proteinCredit: TikTok/sororitynutritionist 3 First on her list were turkey meatballs which she said were leaner than regular meatballsCredit: TikTok/sororitynutritionist Lauren Hubert (@sororitynutritionist) shared the five foods in a video with over 300,000 TikTok followers. “5 lazy girl […]

Protein can be found in a lot of foods, but certain options are better than others. From chicken to egg whites, choose these foods to pack your diet with protein. Protein is an essential macronutrient that serves many functions in your body. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.37 grams (g) per pound (lb) of body weight, or 0.8 g per kilogram (kg) (1). However, physically active individuals need 0.6–0.9 g per lb, or 1.4–2 g per kg […]

When it comes to achieving fat loss goals, protein takes centre stage as a crucial nutrient. While carbohydrates and fats play their own roles, protein has unique properties that make it an essential component of any effective weight loss plan. Not only does protein help build and repair tissues, but it also plays a significant role in weight management and satiety. Source: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc. Protein is often referred to as the building block of life, and for […]

The Dukan diet counts everyone from Jennifer Lopez and Penelope Cruz to Pippa, Carole and Kate Middleton as fans. The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly went down two dress sizes following the French plan before her wedding. A ‘breakthrough’ diet book by Dr Pierre Dukan. The Dukan diet is a low-fat, high-protein diet (opens in new tab) that’s been credited as one diet that works fast (opens in new tab) for people who’ve previously found dieting difficult. Dr Dukan’s high-protein diet […]