Have you noticed how we are totally obsessed with protein lately? All the protein shakes, protein bars, diets which are mostly protein, people who swear by protein powders, and whatever bone broth is…

I was recently speaking to a friend of mine who decided to try a plant-based food plan for a while to see if it would lower her cholesterol. She was telling me how her Mother keeps obsessing about the amount of protein she in injecting. I asked her a few questions and told her she was fine. The collective obsession with protein is not based on true knowledge, but marketing.

The weird thing is, when I was growing up, all I ever remember hearing about was Oat Bran and Fat, so what’s the deal?

Like Julie Andrews sang in “The Sound of Music,” let’s start at the very beginning.

Remember The Big Three? Not those big three, but Macronutrients.

Protein is a Macronutrient, along with Fat and Carbohydrates. It can be found in many forms, the biggest categories being animal and plant-based.

Examples of Animal would be fish, beef, pork, and eggs. Plant-based are edamame, broccoli, lentils and pumpkin seeds.

Have you heard about sustainable sources of Fish? Why Tilapia may or may not be good for us? Is grass-fed beef worth the extra money? We will go over the best sources of Animal protein for your body and your wallet.

Soy has been in the new a ton, does it have a connection to breast cancer, or is it mass hysteria? Are animal protein knocks offs such as Tofurkey a good idea?

Let me know if you have any questions about Protein.

Tomorrow: Animal Protein

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