- December 1st, 2013
WHAT IT IS: Lysine is an amino acid, meaning that our bodies need it as a building block for protein. Furthermore, it’s an essential amino acid, meaning that we need to get it through diet (our bodies cannot manufacture it).
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- June 30th, 2013
Sometimes dieting is hard. The summer begs for you to eat ice cream, potato salad, chips, and other unhealthy summer staples. You can still get great taste without falling into these food traps, however. Meals that are low-carb and full of protein will pack a punch.Low-carb, high-protein meals
- May 31st, 2013
Summer is a great time to slim down (you are going to swim this summer, aren’t you?) and a time-honored and effective way to do it is to pump up the proteins and healthy fats and skinny up on the carbs. This can be a bit daunting if you’re not used to it—we Americans do love our carbs. If you want to make a run at it, here are some great recipes to get you started.Protein-packed recipes
- March 1st, 2013
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have isolated a previously unknown protein in muscles that spurs their growth and increases power following resistance exercise. They suggest that artificially raising the protein’s levels might someday help prevent muscle loss caused by cancer, prolonged inactivity among long-term hospital patients, and aging.
- February 1st, 2013
OK, so this one’s a little outside the box as far as superfoods go. Krill are toothpick-sized, shrimplike crustaceans found in all the world’s oceans: and they are plentiful. One species (Antarctic krill) in just the Southern Ocean has a biomass of over 500 million tons, or about twice that of humans the world over.Exploring nature’s perfect proteinBy Adam Swenson
- February 1st, 2013
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to update its nutritional guidelines to differentiate Greek from other traditional types of yogurt and reclassify it as a high-protein product.
- January 1st, 2013
Irish agriculture and food development authority researchers are looking to seaweed for proteins with health benefits for use as functional foods. Historically, edible seaweeds were consumed by coastal communities across the world. Today seaweed is a staple in many countries, particularly in Asia.
- July 1st, 2009
You already know to steer clear of deli meats, which are loaded with sodium, saturated fat, and cancer-causing nitrates. But just because a ham-and-havarti isn’t the healthiest choice doesn’t mean you have to forsake sandwiches altogether. Here’s how to build a better sandwich, based on what you need:
For post-workout power …By Allison Young
- August 1st, 2008
Can’t seem to shed that spare tire around your middle, despite your best diet attempts? New research suggests that your belly fat itself could be to blame. In a study on rats, scientists found that fat cells within the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously thought to originate only in the brain.By Meghan Rabbitt
- October 1st, 2003
For the longest time I would not eat an egg. My boycott started in third grade after I saw chicks hatching at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I didn’t go so far as to rant about unborn chickens at the breakfast table, but I did give the evil eye to any family member who dared crack open an egg in front of me.By Anne Krueger