essential amino acids

  • Meat Protein Easier to Digest, More Nutritious than Popular Plant-Based Alternative 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 9, 2022

    Insufficient protein intake is an important cause of malnutrition and disease. It can also cause heart disease, high cholesterol, bone loss, hair loss, muscle wasting, poor growth, glucose control, and immunity (Wu, 2016).  United Kingdom nutrition guidelines recommend that adults performing minimal physical activity consume 0.75g of protein per kilogram of body weight daily to maintain nitrogen balance (COMA, 1991). However, research suggests that this amount of protein may be…

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  • The Best Sources of (Quality) Protein

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr January 17, 2021

    How much protein we need and the best sources of protein are controversial topics. This blog post addresses these topics and explores the healthiest way to include protein in your diet. After water, protein is the most abundant component of your body. Your hair, muscles, nails, tendons and ligaments are made up of protein. Protein is also a key component of enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, antibodies and other immune cells. Protein…

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