The Worlds Best Vegetarian Protein Sources

Last week we covered what we thought to be "the 10 worlds best protein sources."  With over 200 "likes" on Facebook, there was surely some solid interest that topic… … though several comments came through asking about vegetarian sources of protein. While quinoa was included in our list of 10, many of the others were fish, beef, poultry, etc. That being said, there’s definitely room for non meat sources of protein as well. Like we had mentioned previously, the data continue to mound for the benefits of protein, with the majority now supporting a…
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The Worlds Best Protein Sources

There are a ton of great proteins available. And if you ask 10 different people what the BEST source of protein is, you’ll likely get 10 different answers.  But before we talk about the BEST protein sources, why does it even matter? The data continue to mound for the benefits of protein, with the majority now supporting a consistent intake throughout the day whether you’re trying to lose fat or gain muscle.  We’d argue that protein timing, meaning the frequency of intake throughout the day, trumps total protein intake (tweet this). The majority of people eat ver…
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7 Best Foods You’re NOT Eating (but should)

You’ll hear talk about super this and wonder that.  Nutrients that come from the deep, dark caves of some exotic place that you can only get by going there and cultivating it yourself … or spending way too much money for an ingredient that’s likely more hype than substance. Today, though, we’re talking about 7 of the BEST foods you’re not eating (but should be)!   Sardines – the usual response when we suggest sardines is a scrunched up nose and big bug eyes.  Maybe it’s the quality.  These little incredibly nutrient dense fis…
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What’s Gluten Got To Do With It?

Gluten is certainly all the rage. And considering May is Celiac Awareness Month, we thought there’s no time like the present to talk a bit about this ever so hot topic. From the ever so popular Paleo Diets popularized by Crossfit Gyms everywhere to celebrities claiming how going gluten free is the secret to weight loss success. The list can go on … fitness pros to celebrities, diet docs to soccer moms.  In fact, it’s so popular we saw a "Gluten Free" at the Kentucky Derby!  Yes, amidst the horses, bourbon, mint juleps and a sea full of hats … a gluten…
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Eat THIS to Decrease Cravings (cool new study)

Like fashion, diet trends come and go … …I surely can’t speak to fashion, but do follow the nutrition trends pretty closely. The most recent trend that is growing in popularity is skipping breakfast or, using the more ‘trendy’ terminology "intermittent fasting" where you fast for a period of time (12, 16, 20ish hours) and then "refeed" during the remainder of the day.  It may work for some.  For us.  For our clients.  And according to the majority of research, eating breakfast is a better approach. More than a &qu…
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