Tag Archives: Protein

Plant-based milk products: what you need to know before making the switch

Plant-based milk alternatives may not contain the same nutrients as cow’s milk. matka_Wariatka/ Shutterstock Miriam Clegg, University of Reading Over the last decade, the number of people drinking cow’s milk has dropped – with people swapping dairy for plant-based alternatives, such as oat and almond milk. With new types of plant-based milks seemingly emerging every week, this trend is unlikely …

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Not all calories are equal – a dietitian explains the different ways the kinds of foods you eat matter to your body

Even if two foods share the same calorie count, there can be major differences in how they affect your body. Julia_Sudnitskaya/iStock via Getty Images Terezie Tolar-Peterson, Mississippi State University A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, at least from a thermodynamic standpoint. It’s defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water …

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Plant-based burgers: should some be considered ‘junk food’?

barmalini/ Shutterstock Richard Hoffman, University of Hertfordshire Plant-based diets have surged in popularity during the past few years. As a result, there’s been a boom in demand for plant-based alternatives to favourite foods – including meats, such as sausages and burgers. The plant-based meat alternatives industry is projected to see massive growth over the next few years. But there is …

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